Avera St. Luke’s earns top award for Heart Attack Care

ABERDEEN, S.D.(Press Release) – Avera St. Luke’s Hospital recently earned a Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology.

The Chest Pain – MI Registry Performance Achievement Award program recognizes the hospital as having demonstrated a sustained, top level of performance in the quality of care and its adherence to guideline recommendations for heart attack patients.

“Our physicians and staff are very successful in maintaining a very high standard of care within our robust cardiovascular program. We constantly strive to meet and exceed the rigorous performance measures set by the American College of Cardiology,” said Susheel Gundewar, MD, Chief Medical Officer.

Avera St. Luke’s provides the only 24/7 emergency heart care in Aberdeen.

For more information, including eligibility requirements and performance measures, visit the National Cardiovascular Data Registry online at cvquality.acc.org.

The Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls also received the Platinum Performance Achievement Award. Hospitals that received the award are featured in the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” guidebook.