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UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital Earns Highest-Level Recognition for Chest Pain Care

The MedQuarter | November 23rd, 2021

St. Luke’s also Recognized by the American College of Cardiology in the “Best Hospitals” Issue of U.S. News & World Report

UnityPoint Health – St. Luke’s Hospital was recognized by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in the 2022 “Best Hospitals” issue of U.S. News & World Report for its dedication to heart patients.

St. Luke’s Hospital received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, the highest-level chest pain award.

The award recognizes St. Luke’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that it 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 Platinum Performance Achievement Award, St. Luke’s has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain – MI Registry 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.

St. Luke’s also received ACC Chest Pain Center and Transcatheter Valve Accreditations and is the only hospital in Cedar Rapids with those honors. The hospital is also listed in four NCDR registries.

According to the American College of Cardiology patients and caregivers can trust hospitals and health systems that participate in the NCDR, receive ACC’s Accreditation seal of approval, and are recognized for delivering the best patient-centered heart care services.

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