Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Measures (Heart Attack)
PinnacleHealth is committed to providing the best life saving and evidence-based care to patients who come to the hospital with Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI or heart attack).
Our Chest Pain Committee meets regularly to review standards and discuss the processes needed to ensure optimal care is provided.
- Our goal is to perform percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) within 90 minutes for patients with an ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a specific type of heart attack.
- For patients with Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI), the goal is to ensure that appropriate medications and care are provided in a timely manner.
Performance on all measures was near perfect in 2014. All STEMI patients received PCI within 90 minutes of arrival in 2014.
PinnacleHealth reports data on heart attack care to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry for acute coronary syndrome patients. The Action Registry reports performance on composite metrics comprised of 11 measures for STEMI patients and 8 measures for NSTEMI patients. PinnacleHealth outperformed the registry’s all hospital average for both measures and performed in the top decile for STEMI.
Recognition And Accreditations
- PinnacleHealth achieved Chest Pain Center accreditation via the Society for Cardiac Medicine in 2013.
- PinnacleHealth is recognized by CMS for significantly lower readmission rate after heart attack compared to other hospitals nationally.
- Code STEMI resulted in achievement of top decile performance for patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention after heart attack.
- PinnacleHealth achieved recognition as a Chest Pain Center by the Chest Pain Society.
If you have questions about PinnacleHealth’s quality information or data, please contact our Performance Improvement Department at (717) 231-8469.