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Published on November 06, 2015

Bryan Medical Center Receives Multiple Four-Star Ratings in Data Released on Prescribed Heart Medications at Hospital Discharge

Bryan Medical Center has received multiple four-star ratings in data released on prescribed heart medications at hospital discharge, achieving the highest rating possible in multiple categories according to findings released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

“Bryan Medical Center has always been a leader in bringing advanced technology, innovative thinking and personalized care to Lincoln,” said Dale Hansen, cardiologist and executive medical director at Bryan Heart. “To receive this recognition from our peers at the ACC validates all the great work that we do to keep our patients safe and provide them with the highest quality care, even after they leave our doors.”

Bryan Medical Center is a participant in the ACC’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR), a national database that collects information on specific heart conditions or procedures performed in thousands of hospitals. Specifically, metrics measured in this study were related to the number of heart patients that received the correct medication at discharge following a procedure to prevent sudden death from abnormal heart rhythms. Bryan Medical earned the four-star ratings in medications prescribed after implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and catheterization of percutaneous coronary intervention (CathPCI) procedures.

“Prescribing the appropriate medication is critical for patients who suffer from congestive heart failure conditions,” said Kim Allan Williams, M.D., FACC and president of the ACC. “Our hope is that by tracking and publicly reporting these measures, we can raise awareness to help ensure consistent, evidence-based care is provided across the country. We commend Bryan Medical Center for joining our public reporting effort and congratulate them on the work they have done to keep their patients safe and healthy.”

Patients with a prior heart attack, heart failure or structural or electrical issues with their hearts may be at an increased risk for abnormal heart rhythms. Individuals typically undergo a minor procedure in the hospital to help control this condition and are prescribed medications to further protect against dangerous heart rhythms.

Bryan Medical Center voluntarily submitted data earlier this year to participate in the study conducted by the NCDR, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to transparency and patient empowerment.


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