WMC Heart & Vascular earns awards for care

WINCHESTER, Va. — Valley Health’s Heart and Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center was recognized for heart-attack care, receiving a platinum award from the American College of Cardiology and a silver award from the American Heart Association.

The American College of Cardiology GWTG (Get with the Guidelines) Platinum Performance Achievement Award recognizes WMC’s success implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients, consistently following treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters and meeting a performance standard of 90 percent for specific measures. WMC has maintained Platinum Performance recognition since 2011.

The American Heart Association’s 2017 Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award recognizes WMC for implementing specific quality improvement measures in treating patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Silver Award facilities have followed specific criteria and performance standards for the quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients for one calendar year.