Published on September 25, 2017

North Kansas City Hospital Receives American College of Cardiology Award for Cardiac Care

ACTION RegistryNorth Kansas City Hospital received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017. Only 193 hospitals nationwide received the honor, which recognizes success in implementing a higher standard of heart attack care. NCKH reached an aggressive goal of treating patients to standard levels of care outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, NKCH demonstrated sustained achievement for eight consecutive quarters and 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.

Gary Carter, MDGary Carter, MD, chief
medical officer

“As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, NKCH has shown it is a leader in implementing standards of care and protocols for its patients,” said Gary Carter, MD, chief medical officer at North Kansas City Hospital. “By meeting the requirements set forth in the registry and establishing a culture of providing guideline-recommended therapy, NKCH is saving lives and improving outcomes of heart attack patients.”

NKCH is dedicated to understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care for patients with coronary artery disease, including high-risk heart attack patients.

About North Kansas City Hospital and Meritas Health

For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland’s preferred healthcare provider. The hospital serves the community with 451 licensed beds, more than 3,000 employees, and 492 physicians representing 46 medical specialties. From a Level III neonatal intensive care unit to home health and hospice services, NKCH provides a lifetime of care.

NKCH offers award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs. The hospital's oncology partnership with The University of Kansas Cancer Center provides patients access to clinical trials only available at the nation’s leading cancer centers.

Through its Meritas Health subsidiary, North Kansas City Hospital offers the largest network of physician practices in the Northland, with more than 140 physicians and 30 advanced practitioners in 30 convenient locations, including express care clinics in the Liberty, Gladstone and 64th Street Hy-Vee stores.

The hospital’s mission, vision and values reflect a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the Northland community and beyond. Last year, NKCH sponsored 60 charitable and community organizations and served more than 24,000 people through its dynamic Community Health & Wellness programs. And, it recently became the first hospital in Kansas City to offer a zero-percent financing option to help patients manage their medical expenses.

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