UNC Nash Heart Center receives Gold Performance Achievement Award

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The Heart Center at UNC Nash Heath Care has received the ACTION Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2018 from the American College of Cardiology, one of only 37 hospitals nationwide to do so.

The ACTION Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award recognizes UNC Nash Health Care’s commitment to and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients as outlined by American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. UNC Nash is one of only 37 hospitals nationwide to win this award. The Nash Heart Center is a member of the American College of Cardiology’s ACTION Registry, a network of hospitals sharing process of care and outcomes data on heart attack patients with a goal of continuous quality improvement. To receive the award, Nash Health Care demonstrated sustained achievement in the ACTION Registry for eight consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures. UNC Nash received the Silver award last year.

Dr. Michael Yeung is the physician leader on the Nash team. Since opening in 2014, the Nash Heart Center has increased the scope of services available for patients in the Rocky Mount area. UNC faculty including Dr. Yeung as well as Drs. Ruihai Zhou, Carlos Espinoza, Zehra Husain, and Stephanie Martin, along with Drs. Sudhir Prasada and Roy Flood provide cardiac care and perform interventional procedures including stent placement and balloon angioplasty. In February 2018, the available services for Nash patients grew to include a dedicated Heart Valve Clinic where patients can be evaluated for complex valve disease for either minimally invasive percutaneous intervention or surgery. 

The ACTION Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award recognizes the quality of care and range of options available at the Nash Heart Center for patients experiencing heart attack in the Rocky Mount area.

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