McLeod Receives Chest Pain-MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for Fifth Consecutive Year


Dr. Alan Blaker and Vice President Amanda Butler are pictured with the Coronary Care Unit team at McLeod Regional Medical Center.

For the fifth consecutive year, McLeod Regional Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award.

McLeod is one of only 240 hospitals nationwide this year to receive this honor. The award recognizes the commitment and success of McLeod in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that McLeod not only reaches but maintains 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.

Dr. Alan Blaker, Executive Medical Director, McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute, and Amanda Butler, McLeod Vice President of Patient Services, spent one morning celebrating with the medical teams who care for cardiac patients. “I would like to thank the physicians and staff of the departments responsible for the care of these patients,” said Dr. Blaker. “It is through their hard work and dedication that patients receive such excellent care. They are key to us achieving this award and I thank everyone for their important work.”