Gold Chest Pain Award

NorthBay Medical Center has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain — MI Registry Gold Performance Achievement Award for 2019.

It is one of only 30 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor. This marks the sixth year for the Fairfield hospital to be honored with this award. It recognizes NorthBay’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients.

It signifies that the hospital has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.

“As a Gold Performance Award recipient, NorthBay Medical Center 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, M.D., chair of the NCDR Chest Pain — MI Registry Steering Subcommittee.

“By meeting the award requirements set forth in the registry, NorthBay has demonstrated a commitment to providing reliable, comprehensive treatment for heart attack patients based on current clinical guideline recommendations, ” he added.

“It takes a highly trained and cohesive team to provide optimal care for heart attack patients,” said NorthBay Healthcare President and CEO B. Konard Jones. “We are pleased that our hard work in delivering life-saving care is recognized with this award, which is also a testament to our mission to provide compassionate care and advanced medicine, close to home.”