Baptist Hospital Inc. Among Nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

PENSACOLA, Fla. (June 4, 2018) Baptist Hospital Inc. has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2018. Baptist is one of only 203 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.

The award recognizes Baptist’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Baptist 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 Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Baptist has demonstrated sustained achievement in eight consecutive quarters 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.

“This prestigious award demonstrates our consistent commitment to providing the highest standard of care for patients with heart attacks. We are truly honored to receive this award and would like to thank our physicians, team members and our patients for trusting us while in our care,” said Safwan Jaalouk, M.D. FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director, Cardiology Consultants.

Baptist Health Care is a community-owned, not-for-profit health care organization based in northwest Florida that is committed to helping people throughout life's journey. The organization is a proud member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. A 2003 Malcolm Baldrige recipient, Baptist continuously strives to be a national leader in quality and service. Baptist Health Care includes three hospitals, four medical parks, Andrews Institute for Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, Footer link to Lakeview Center and a large network of primary care and specialty physicians. With more than 7,300 employees and employed physicians, Baptist Health Care is the second largest non-governmental employer in northwest Florida.

Baptist Health Care ● Baptist Hospital ● Gulf Breeze Hospital ● Jay Hospital ● Lakeview Center ● Baptist Medical Park – Nine Mile ● Baptist Medical Park – Navarre ● Andrews Institute ● Baptist Medical Group ● Cardiology Consultants ● Mayo Clinic Care Network

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