Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center Among Top Performing Hospitals for Heart Attack Patients

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Provided by Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center

Eleven Sentara hospitals, including Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, have received an American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Performance Achievement Award for 2022. Sentara Northern Virginia was one of seven Sentara Healthcare hospitals that received the Platinum award, the highest achievement, and only bestowed upon 240 hospitals nationwide.

The award recognizes Sentara’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. Each hospital reached an aggressive goal of treating patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association.

“This is an incredible recognition for Sentara Healthcare to have our cardiac and emergency services team members recognized for the life-saving care they provide when patients are in their most vulnerable moments,” said Ashford Denman, Division Vice President of Cardiovascular Services at Sentara Healthcare. “To see so many of our hospitals receive this honor reinforces our commitment at Sentara to provide high-level, quality care in every community we serve.”

Sentara heart specialists consistently treat more than 2,500 heart attack patients each year and have extensive expertise treating heart attacks and minimizing complications. In addition to emergency care, we offer comprehensive cardiac rehab services, Ornish Lifestyle Medicine and pulmonary rehab services personalized to every patient’s needs and goals.

To receive a Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Performance Achievement Award, hospitals must demonstrate sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ̶   MI Registry for at least four consecutive quarters and perform with distinction for specific performance measures. Sentara hospitals have continued to be recognized with this performance achievement award for the past 10 years.

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