Published on August 06, 2015

Hospital Receives Award for Cardiac Care

Action RegistryNorth Kansas City Hospital received the American College of Cardiology’s 2015 NCDR ACTION Registry – GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award. North Kansas City Hospital is one of only 319 hospitals nationwide honored for implementing high-standards for heart attack care.

To earn the award, NKCH consistently followed the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. The registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process that uses data to drive improvements based on guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

“This is a proud achievement for North Kansas City Hospital. It reflects the hard work and dedication of the staff that care for some of our most seriously ill patients and their families,” said Michael Graves, director of cardiovascular services at North Kansas City Hospital. “The implementation of these guidelines requires successful coordination of the cardiovascular team and emergency personnel and is a critical step in saving the lives and improving outcomes of our heart attack patients.”

ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. ACTION Registry-GWTG empowers healthcare 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.

About North Kansas City Hospital
For more than half a century, North Kansas City Hospital has been the Northland’s preferred healthcare provider. NKCH is an acute-care facility with 451 licensed beds and 550 physicians representing 49 medical specialties. From a Level III neonatal intensive care unit, to award-winning cardiovascular and orthopedic programs, to home health and hospice, NKCH provides a lifetime of care.

NKCH offers advanced treatment options, including world class cancer care through a partnership with the region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated program.

Through its Meritas Health subsidiary, North Kansas City Hospital offers a premier network of healthcare experts who provide patient care services for all aspects of life, including pregnancy and childbirth, pediatric and primary care, specialty and surgical care, and occupational and rehabilitation medicine.

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 50 charitable and community organizations and served more than 17,000 people through its dynamic Community Health & Wellness programs. And, it recently became the first hospital in Kansas City to offer zero-percent financing options to help patients manage their medical expenses.