May 11, 2023
Overland Park, KS – Overland Park Regional Medical Center — part of HCA Midwest Health, the Kansas City region’s largest healthcare provider — has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2023. Overland Park Regional Medical Center is one of only 82 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes Overland Park Regional Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. The honor also signifies that Overland Park Regional Medical Center 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 Chest Pain MI Registry Silver Performance Achievement Award, Overland Park Regional Medical Center has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain MI Registry for four consecutive quarters during 2022 and performed with distinction in specific performance measures.
“This award reflects the expertise, hard work and dedication of Overland Park Regional Medical Center’s outstanding cardiovascular team,” said Overland Park Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Matt Sogard, FACHE. “We provide the region’s most comprehensive, advanced cardiovascular care, allowing patients to receive high-quality, compassionate care right where they live. What matters most to our team are the outstanding outcomes our cardiology patients experience.”
“Overland Park Regional Medical Center’s exemplary cardiovascular team remains committed to providing top-tier, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients,” said Steven Marso, MD, HCA Midwest Health’s chief medical officer for cardiovascular services. “Their success ensures patients receive the highest quality cardiovascular care. Minutes count when it comes to surviving a heart attack, which is why we constantly raise the bar when it comes to diagnosing and treating heart attacks.”
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.
“It is an honor to award Overland Park Regional Medical Center with the Silver Performance Award for their valuable national leadership and dedication to meeting comprehensive performance measures in patient care,” said Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, and cardiologist at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. “The receipt of this award indicates that Overland Park Regional Medical Center remains committed to providing top quality, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients. Their success ensures patients are receiving the highest quality cardiovascular care.”
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that over 800,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.
Chest Pain MI Registry empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines and establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk heart attack patients.
Overland Park Regional Medical Center is known for providing high-quality, leading-edge heart and vascular care. Recent cardiac recognitions include:
- Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by IBM/Watson Health
- America’s 100 Best Cardiac Care by Healthgrades
- America’s 100 Best Coronary Intervention by Healthgrades
HCA Midwest Health cares for the most hearts in the Kansas City region. For more information about Overland Park Regional Medical Center and its cardiovascular services, please visit the HCA Midwest website.