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NEA Baptist Receives Cardiology Award

Jonesboro, AR, July 11, 2013 - NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital has received the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award for 2013 - one of only 130 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes NEA Baptist's commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, and signifies that NEA 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. "It is an honor and a privilege to work with such a stellar team of individuals. This award demonstrates our commitment to providing the best quality cardiac patient care," says Dr. Michael Isaacson, cardiologist at NEA Baptist.

To receive the ACTION Registry-GWTG Silver Performance Achievement Award, NEA Baptist consistently followed the treatment guidelines in ACTION Registry-GWTG for 4 consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90% for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA Clinical Guideline recommendations, monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non- ST- elevation myocardial infarction patients (NSTEMI).

 "We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care to our patients and will take all steps necessary to ensure the best possible clinical outcomes, " said Brad Parsons, chief executive officer and administrator of NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital. "This award compliments other awards NEA Baptist has received this year, including the Mission: Lifeline Award from the American Heart Association, Healthgrades Patient Experience Award and Healthgrades Patient Safety Award."
ACTION Registry-GWTG empowers health care provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines and establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk STEMI and NSTEMI patients. ACTION Registry-GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. 

About NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital
NEA Baptist Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Baptist Memorial Health Care, an award-winning network dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality care for patients. The 100-bed facility has partnered with NEA Baptist Clinic to provide integrated health care in the Northeast Arkansas area. The hospital offers a number of services, including cancer, emergency, neurology, radiology and surgery. The hospital's Women's Center offers labor and delivery services as well as childbirth and breastfeeding classes, and its Heart Center offers interventional cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation and chest pain emergency care, among other services.
NEA Baptist Health System is in the process of building a new medical campus which will include a new hospital and specialty clinics as well as a free standing cancer care center on the northeast side of Jonesboro.  For more information about NEA Baptist, please visit