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Primary Care South Receives National Recognition

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

Primary Care South Receives National Recognition for Providing Quality Cardiovascular and Stroke Care

Heart/Stroke Recognition Program measures performance in key areas of cardiovascular and stroke care

The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA) today announced that Primary Care South physicians William Coyle, MD, Colleen Murphy, DO, and Robyn Stechly, CRNP of McMurray, PA have received recognition from the Heart/Stroke Recognition Program for providing quality care to their patients with cardiovascular disease or who have had a stroke.
The Heart/Stroke Recognition Program was designed to improve the quality of care that patients with cardiovascular disease or who have had a stroke receive by recognizing clinicians who deliver quality cardiovascular and stroke care, and by motivating other clinicians to document and improve their delivery of cardiovascular and stroke care. To receive recognition, which is valid for three years, Primary Care South submitted data that demonstrates performance that meets the program’s key cardiovascular and stroke care measures. These measures include blood pressure and cholesterol control, among others. When people with cardiovascular disease or who have had a stroke receive quality care as outlined by these measures, they are less likely to suffer additional complications, such as a second heart attack or stroke.
“Quality patient care translates into lives saved,” said Sidney Smith, Professor of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Past President and Past Chief Science Officer of the American Heart Association. “This is why the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association is supporting a recognition program for clinicians providing quality care. This program closes the gap by putting into practice American Heart Association/American Stroke Association guidelines and statements to fight heart disease and stroke.”

NCQA is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA is committed to providing health care quality information for consumers, purchasers, health care providers and researchers.

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