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FARMINGTON — The San Juan Regional Medical Center was recognized by two organizations for its care of heart attack patients.

The hospital was awarded the ACTION Registry — Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award, according to a press release.

The ACTION Registry — GWTG is one of six hospital-based registries offered by the American College of Cardiology's National Cardiovascular Data Registry.

It focuses on improving programs for high-risk heart attack patients. The platinum performance achievement award is given to participating hospitals that scored composites of 90 percent or better in the treatment of heart attack patients over the course of eight consecutive quarters.

The San Juan Regional Medical Center was one of 319 hospitals nationwide to receive the award.

In addition to being recognized by the American College of Cardiology, hospital also was recognized by the American Heart Association for its adherence to the Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Performance Achievement indicators, according to the press release.

This is the second year in a row the hospital has achieved 85 percent or higher composite adherence to all of the indicators over a year-long interval. It also had 75 percent or higher compliance on the Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center's quality measures to improve the quality of care for STEMI — a type of heart attack — patients in the Four Corners region, according to the press release.

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