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CHI Cardiology recognized nationally

Published June 14, 2022

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary in Little Rock was selected among just 240 hospitals nationwide as the recipient of the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ? MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2022. It recognizes the hospital’s commitment to implement a high standard of care for heart attack patients. It also shows it has treated patients to a level of care outlined by American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. 

“Our cardiologists, surgeons and entire healthcare team are consistently raising the bar for what Arkansans can expect from quality heart care right here close to home,” CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute President Marcia Atkinson stated in a news release. “This repeated recognition and honor from the American College of Cardiology shows that we’re not only meeting standards, but exceeding them year after year.”

To receive the award, the hospital had to demonstrate sustained achievement in it’s Chest Pain ? MI Registry for two consecutive years (2020 and 2021) and perform at the highest level by certain measures. 

“It is an honor to award CHI St. Vincent Infirmary with the Platinum Performance Award for their valuable national leadership and dedication to meeting comprehensive performance measures in patient care,” said Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain–MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, and cardiologist at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. “The receipt of this award indicates that CHI St. Vincent remains committed to providing top quality, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients. Their success ensures patients are receiving the highest quality cardiovascular care.”