Sharon Regional Medical Center Recognized for Heart Care

SHARON, Pa. – Sharon Regional Medical Center was awarded the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2023.

The Sharon hospital is one of only 262 hospitals nationwide to receive the award, which recognizes its commitment and success to implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. The award signifies Sharon Regional 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.

“Achievement of the Platinum Award is a testament to our continued commitment of providing exemplary care to patients,” said Robert Rogalski, president of Sharon Regional Medical Center. “The community doesn’t have to travel far for world class cardiac care.

The award measures sustained achievement over two years – 2021 and 2022 – and quality improvement process using data to drive those improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations. The registry 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 heart attack patients.

“It’s an honor to award Sharon Regional Medical Center with the Platinum Performance Award for their valuable national leadership and dedication to meeting comprehensive performance measures in patient care,” said Dr. Michael C. Kontos, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee and a cardiologist at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. “The receipt of this award indicates that Sharon Regional remains committed to providing top quality, guideline-driven care for heart attack patients. Their success ensures patients are receiving the highest quality cardiovascular care.”

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.