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Baptist-DeSoto recognized for heart attack treatment

There’s good news for those who need heart attack treatment in the area. According to the American College of Cardiology, one of the top hospitals in the country in that area is located in DeSoto Country. 

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for the eighth year in a row. Baptist-DeSoto is one of just 240 hospitals in the nation to receive this award.  

“We are proud to be recognized for providing high-level, quality cardiac care for our community,” said Baptist-DeSoto Administrator/CEO Brian Hogan. “This recognition is an honor for our hospital, and a testament to the expertise and efforts of our team.”

To get this award, Baptist-DeSoto demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry for two consecutive years (2020 and 2021), and performed at the highest level for specific performance measures. 

Full participation in the registry immerses hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

“It is an honor to award the Baptist-DeSoto cardiology team the Platinum Performance Award for their valuable national leadership and dedication to meeting comprehensive performance measures in patient care,” said Dr. Michael C. Kontos, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, and cardiologist at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. 

“The receipt of this award indicates that Baptist-DeSoto remains committed to providing top-quality, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients. The hospital’s success ensures patients receive the highest quality cardiovascular care.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 800,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. 

Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto in Southaven is a 339-bed hospital that offers a full range of quality inpatient and outpatient medical and health care services, including women’s services, diagnostic, surgical and rehabilitation services, as well as open-heart surgery and a number of other cardiovascular services. 

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