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The Valley View Heart & Vascular Center Earns Platinum Achievement Award for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

By August 18, 2023No Comments

Valley View is pleased to announce that its Heart & Vascular Center has been awarded the esteemed American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry’s highest-ranking Performance Achievement Award, receiving Platinum for 2023. Valley View is one of only 262 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor.

To receive the Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Valley View has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain – MI Registry for two consecutive years and performed at the highest level for specific performance measures. Through full participation in the registry, hospitals engage in a robust quality improvement process, using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and positively impact patient outcomes for heart attack patients.

“We are incredibly proud to receive the Platinum Performance Achievement Award from the American College of Cardiology and to be recognized for our quality of care to treat heart attack patients,” said Frank Laws, MD, medical director of the Valley View Heart & Vascular Center. “This award further demonstrates the skill of our heart and vascular interventional cardiologists and the team of physicians who assist in the management of patients having acute coronary syndromes. It also reflects our commitment to delivering evidence-based, quality care to our patients.”

The Heart & Vascular Center team strives to implement the latest approaches to treat patients with cardiovascular disease and truly loves the work that they do. The team offers a wide range of treatments, expertise in arrhythmia care, and the most experienced cardiothoracic surgeon on Colorado’s Western Slope. Providing open heart surgery, the most comprehensive approach to AFib, vascular treatment and management, and surgical procedures involving the lungs, among other services, Valley View offers top cardiac care to the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.

Referrals for services are not required by the Heart & Vascular Center, and the cardiovascular team is available for patients 24/7/365 for emergency care.

To learn more about the Valley View Heart & Vascular Center, visit

About Valley View
Valley View is an independent, not-for-profit health system based in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. Founded in 1955 with funds raised by the community, Valley View Hospital has evolved to serve the healthcare needs of the region. In addition to its 78-bed hospital in Glenwood Springs, Valley View now includes an integrated system of specialty centers and physician practices providing care in multiple locations across Garfield, Pitkin, Eagle and Mesa counties. Cardiovascular care, including open heart surgery, comprehensive cancer care, neurosurgical and orthopedic care, provide a level of specialty care that enables patients to stay close to home for key healthcare needs. A network of primary care practices supports optimal health and the management of patients’ total health. As part of Valley View’s commitment to the community, it hosts health fairs, blood drives, a Kids & Teen Safety Fair and physician-led education series. Valley View has been recognized for performance excellence from Healthgrades, J.D. Power & Associates, Truven Health “Top 100 Hospitals”, Planetree, Survey Vitals and Consumer Reports. PeopleCare. That’s Valley View.

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