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Park Nicollet named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence


Park Nicollet named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence – Press release

Park Nicollet is pleased to announce that we have been recognized as an “Anticoagulation Center of Excellence” by the Anticoagulation Forum. This recognition illustrates Park Nicollet’s strong commitment to providing the highest level of care to patients taking antithrombotic medications.

“We are very proud to have achieved the Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence recognition,” said Bruce Burnett, MD, Medical Director, Park Nicollet Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Services. “Park Nicollet is dedicated to actively participating in all aspects of our patients’ care since working together with our patients is the best way to improve health outcomes.”

The Anticoagulation Centers of Excellence program helps healthcare professionals provide the highest level of care and achieve the best possible outcomes for patients on antithrombotic medications. The program offers a roadmap to consistent, sustainable excellence in five key areas of patient care.  By successfully meeting the rigorous standards in each patient care pillar, Park Nicollet has qualified for 2‑year recognition as an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence.

Almost 2 decades ago Park Nicollet dedicated it resources to improve the safety and efficiency of care for patients on anticoagulation and has continually improved upon that process since.  “Until now, there has not been a comprehensive standard to define ideal practices for an anticoagulation service or a central place to find the tools to champion improvement,” says Burnett. “Park Nicollet’s dedication to improving the quality of care for this group of patients is now being nationally recognized and will be used as an example by which other providers can improve upon their care of patients. This site will have a lasting and profound effect on anticoagulation care for many years to come and we are proud to be named an Anticoagulation Center of Excellence."

“I also look forward to collaborating with our new colleagues at HealthPartners to make further improvements to care,” says Burnett. “We are currently developing joint protocols and communications regarding new treatments for blood clots. We hope to develop similar “best care practices” for all our providers and their patients. Park Nicollet’s combination with HealthPartners will make our Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Services even stronger."

To learn more about Park Nicollet’s Anticoagulation program, visit our web site.

The Anticoagulation Forum is a multidisciplinary non-profit organization that works to improve the quality of care for patients taking antithrombotic medications. The AC Forum promotes the clinical application of evidence-based practices, and provides education and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals.