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  • Community Regional cath lab meets highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care


    Community Regional Medical Center’s catheterization (cath) lab recently earned full accreditation for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence™ (ACE™).  Cardiac cath is a procedure that examines how well the heart is working by inserting a thin tube into a large blood vessel that leads to the heart.
     
    ACE accreditation is a professional review to determine if an organization meets best-practice standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care. The review looks at an organization’s structure, internal processes, patient safety practices and clinical outcomes.
     
    “Achieving this accreditation demonstrates our team’s exceptional commitment to providing the best possible care for our patients,” Alan Christianson, vice president of orthopedics, cardiac, pharmacy, radiology and lab said.
     
    “We congratulate Community Regional Medical Center for seeking and obtaining an ACE percutaneous coronary intervention accreditation,” said ACE Chief Medical Officer Bonnie Weiner, M.D. “By submitting to a rigorous, independent evaluation, this facility has shown an uncompromising commitment to provide safe, high-quality care.”
     
    ACE helps facilities that deliver interventional cardiovascular care provide gold-standard healthcare by measuring the facility’s practices, personnel, processes and outcomes against nationally-accepted best-practice standards. The ACE outcomes-based accreditation promotes uniform benchmarks, and improves appropriate use via an independent, third-party evaluation of facilities and practices.

    Learn more about the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence™ (ACE™).

    Jennifer Avila-Allen reported this story. Reach her at MedWatchToday@CommunityMedical.org