|CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center receives achievement award|
|The CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2017, one of only 193 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor. This award recognizes a hospital’s commitment and success in implementing the highest standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies the reaching of aggressive goals for using the most current, science-based guidelines.|
CentraCare Heart & Vascular Center has demonstrated sustained achievement in ACTION Registry® for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures to receive this 2017 award.
|Dissolving the stress of heart disease|
|Garbage truck driver Jay Desmarais, age 62, of Rockville, takes the good with the bad. “I love working outdoors, except,” he grinned, “when it’s snowing and 20 below — but it’s all part of life.”|
This philosophy carries through to his annual work physical. This year’s stress test found a blocked artery to his heart, leading him to become a candidate for a new type of stent called Absorb. Read Jay’s story.