Baptist Hospital Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients


Baptist Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018. Baptist is one of only 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes Baptist’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Baptist has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. 

To receive the Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Baptist has demonstrated sustained achievement in eight consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

“This prestigious award demonstrates our consistent commitment to providing the highest standard of care for patients with heart attacks. We are truly honored to receive this award and would like to thank our physicians, team members and our patients for trusting us while in our care,” said Safwan Jaalouk, M.D. FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director, Cardiology Consultants.