VCU Receives Gold Award from American College of Cardiology

In October, the American College of Cardiology Foundation selected the VCU Medical Center as one of only 32 hospitals nationwide to receive its NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Gold Performance Achievement Award in 2013 for care of patients with acute coronary syndrome.


The award recognizes the hospital’s success and consistency in implementing the highest standards of care for heart attack patients. VCU follows the rigorous American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association’s clinical guidelines and recommendations. The ACTION Registry-GWTG is a data registry and outcomes-based, quality-improvement program that focuses on the care of high-risk STEMI/NSTEMI patients.

“This award confirms the outstanding clinical care that patients receive at VCU Medical Center and puts us among an elite group of medical centers,” said Dr. Kenneth Ellenbogen, Chair of the Division of Cardiology at the Pauley Heart Center. “The VCU Pauley Heart Center provides world-class cardiovascular services, and this significant designation affirms our role as leaders in cardiac care.”

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