Methodist Charlton Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology (ACC) Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry – GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award— one of only 196 hospitals nationwide to do so. The award recognizes Methodist Charlton’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Methodist Charlton has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients at standard levels of care as outlined by the ACC and American Heart Association (AHA) clinical guidelines and recommendations.

To receive the award, Methodist Charlton consistently followed the Registry treatment guidelines for eight consecutive quarters ending in quarter four of 2012, and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures. Following these treatment guidelines improves adherence to ACC/AHA clinical guidelines and recommendations and monitors drug safety and the overall quality of care provided to ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) patients.


“It is an honor for Methodist Charlton to be included among the recipients of the ACTION Registry’s–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award,” says Ingrid Kindipan, director of cardiology at Methodist Charlton. “The award is a validation of the commitment of our team of dedicated physicians, nurses and leaders to quality patient care. In many ways, it is also a reflection of our organization’s mission to improve and save lives through compassionate quality health care.”

ACTION Registry–GWTG is a partnership between the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Heart Association with partnering support from the American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Chest Pain Centers and the Society of Hospital Medicine. ACTION Registry-GWTG 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 STEMI and NSTEMI patients.


About Methodist Health System

Guided by the founding principles of life, learning, and compassion, Methodist Health System (Methodist) provides quality, integrated care to improve and save the lives of individuals and families throughout North Texas.   Methodist Dallas Medical Center, Methodist Charlton Medical Center, Methodist Mansfield Medical Center, Methodist Richardson Medical Center, Methodist Midlothian Health Center, and Methodist Family Health Centers are part of the nonprofit Methodist Health System, which is affiliated by covenant with the North Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church. Additional information is available at Connect with them through Facebook, YouTube and Twitter at

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