The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has awarded CAMC Memorial Hospital Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to a cardiac cath lab for care.
The ACC also awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI and Resuscitation based on an on-site evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
Hospitals receiving these accreditations from the ACC must take part in a multi-faceted clinical process that involves: completing a gap analysis; examining variances of care; developing an action plan; a rigorous onsite review; and monitoring for sustained success. Improved methods and strategies of caring for patients include streamlining processes, implementing guidelines and standards, and adopting best practices in the care of cath lab patients. Facilities that achieve accreditation meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians and other administrative staff that earnestly support the efforts leading to improved patient outcomes.