Providence St. Mary Medical Center (PSMMC) receives COAP Performance Recognition award

Sep 10 | | Written By Admin

COAP, The Foundation for Health Care Quality and Cardiac Care Outcomes Assessment Program, collects, analyzes, and publicly reports PCI and cardiac surgery quality metrics for all PCI and cardiac surgery programs in Washington State. Each year, they recognize the hospitals in both areas that go above and beyond in their commitment to quality care.

This year, Providence St Mary Medical Center (PSMMC) has received the COAP Performance Recognition Award for achieving some of the best outcomes for patients undergoing PCI in the state. Out of 32 hospitals participating in full compliance with the PCI Quality Improvement Standards program, only 11 received this award.

The COAP Performance Recognition Award lets patients in Walla Walla and the surrounding communities know that they can expect to receive the highest quality cardiac care and the best outcomes at PSMMC.

Recipient hospitals performed at or better than the state average for at least 6 of 8 COAP Quality Indicators with no metrics more than 2 standard deviations worse than the state average and all data submitted on time. For 2019, those quality metrics are the percentage of STEMIs with Door to Balloon Times less than or equal to 90 minutes, Radial access PCI in patients with STEMI, Cardiogenic Shock, Bleeding Events within 72 Hours, Blood Transfusion, Emergency CABG, Acute Kidney Injury, and Median Contrast Volume. St. Mary Hospital performed at or better than the state average in six of these eight quality metrics.

Receiving this award is a testament to all of the hard work required at multiple levels including the Emergency Department team, Interventional Cardiology physicians, catheterization laboratory staff, and nursing staff. We would like to specifically recognize the CardioSolution physicians involved in this great effort—Dr. Joseph Condon, Dr. Joe Perry, and Dr. Arthur Lee. Their dedication to ensuring the highest quality of care for patients undergoing percutaneous cardiac intervention is admirable and we’re proud to have them on our team.



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