FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DENVER – February 3, 2016 – Rose Medical Center is partnering with the American College of Cardiology on the Find Your Heart a Home pilot program, a campaign aimed at engaging patients in care decisions. Through its participation Rose Medical Center is further demonstrating its dedication to quality improvement, transparency, and patient and provider engagement.
In this era of health care transparency, patients and their families want access to credible information about quality of care to help them make informed decisions. Consumers consult online search tools to make decisions on restaurants and hotels, and now they will be able to do the same for their cardiovascular care.
“We have always been dedicated to quality patient care at Rose and we are happy to participate in this important program which brings transparency to our work,” says Devora Peterson, RN, MS, Cardiovascular & Stroke Director at Rose Medical Center. “This program will empower patients and help them find the best care for themselves or their family.”
Find Your Heart a Home is a first-of-its-kind hospital comparison database for cardiac care. It allows patients and caregivers (as well as physicians) to search and compare hospitals based on the cardiac services they provide and important information on the quality of care they deliver.
Find Your Heart a Home is populated with data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registries CathPCI Registry, which tracks procedures to open narrow or blocked arteries providing blood to the heart, and ICD Registry, which tracks procedures to correct abnormal heart rhythms. The tool is part of ACC’s CardioSmart initiative, a website full of educational information and tools to help guide patients on their heart health journey.
Through public reporting, Rose Medical Center has already demonstrated a commitment to quality improvement by voluntarily releasing discharge medication data from both registries.
Rose Medical Center has received four out of four stars for the proportion of patients with aspirin prescribed at discharge, four stars for the proportion of stent patients with a P2Y12 inhibitor prescribed at discharge, and four stars for the proportion of patients with a statin prescribed at discharge. For the composite measure, Rose Medical received four out of four stars for the proportion of eligible PCI patients receiving aspirin, a statin and a P2Y12 inhibitor at discharge. Data from the NCDR’s CathPCI Registry on how many patients receive the correct heart medication was used to determine each hospital’s performance in prescribing appropriate medication. Hospitals received up to four stars for each data measure.
“Rose Medical Center is a pioneer in this effort to give patients the tools they need to become an active participant when mapping out their cardiac care plan,” said ACC President Kim Allan Williams, M.D., FACC. “They are showing a true commitment to transparency and quality and serving as an example to hospitals across the country.”
To search Rose Medical Center’s data, visit FindYourHeartaHome.org.
Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for more than 60 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's, surgical and endoscopy services, heart and vascular, orthopedics, total joint replacement, bariatrics, and sports, internal and aesthetic medicine. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at www.RoseMed.com.
The American College of Cardiology is a 49,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information, visit acc.org.