Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Recognized as One of the Nation’s Top-Performing Hospitals for Treatment of Heart Attack Patients

August 5, 2019

American College of Cardiology NCDR Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Award recognizes high standards of patient care

Cheyenne, WY—Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. Cheyenne Regional is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive this honor.

The award recognizes Cheyenne Regional’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that Cheyenne Regional has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

“The Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry empowers healthcare provider teams to consistently treat heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines and establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk heart attack patients,” said cardiologist Muhammad Khan, MD, the medical director of Cheyenne Regional’s cardiac catheterization lab.

To receive the Chest Pain  ̶  MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Cheyenne Regional has demonstrated sustained achievement in the Chest Pain  ̶   MI Registry for eight consecutive quarters and has performed at the top level of standards for specific performance measures. Full participation in the registry engages hospitals in a robust quality improvement process using data to drive improvements in adherence to guideline recommendations and overall quality of care provided to heart attack patients.

“As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, Cheyenne Regional has established itself as a leader in setting the national standard for improving quality of care in patients with acute myocardial infarction,” said Michael C. Kontos, MD, FACC, chair of the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Steering Subcommittee, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. “By meeting the award requirements set forth in the registry, Cheyenne Regional has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart attack patients based on current clinical guideline recommendations.”

The Center for Disease Control estimates that over 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. Treatment guidelines include administering aspirin upon arrival and discharge, timely restoration of blood flow to the blocked artery, smoking cessation counseling and cardiac rehabilitation, among others.

This year Cheyenne Regional has also been recognized as being among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for cardiology services by Healthgrades, an independent hospital quality ratings organization.

About the American College of Cardiology
The mission of the American College of Cardiology and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit