WASHINGTON & BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Thirty-five LifePoint Health® facilities earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation in 2016, bringing the total number of accredited facilities to 63, as part of a system-wide collaboration between LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT) and the American College of Cardiology.
“At LifePoint, we are deeply committed to delivering high-quality care close to home for the communities we serve”
This success is a continuation of LifePoint’s effort to accredit all 72 of its facilities across the country, working in concert with ACC Accreditation Services, formerly the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
“ACC Accreditation Services is proud to collaborate with LifePoint to ensure that each of its hospitals is expertly equipped to deal with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack,” said Abraham Joseph, vice president of ACC Accreditation Services. “LifePoint’s ongoing commitment to ensuring excellence in quality cardiovascular care and patient safety should be commended.”
Hospitals that receive Chest Pain Center Accreditation have demonstrated a strong commitment to effectively reducing variations of care, bridge existing gaps in treatment and ultimately improving patient outcomes and treatment. Accredited hospitals have successfully taken steps to enhance the entire patient experience, starting by improving coordination among community responders and emergency medical services, and expanding to enhance the emergency department experience and refine the transition from surgical intervention (if necessary) to cardiac rehab and discharge.
“At LifePoint, we are deeply committed to delivering high-quality care close to home for the communities we serve,” said David Dill, president and chief operating officer of LifePoint. “With many of our facilities being the sole provider in their communities, it is imperative that we have the right processes in place to ensure the delivery of timely and effective chest pain care in our emergency rooms, and that our clinical teams have the right training to deliver that care. I am proud that so many of our facilities have committed to this program, earned accreditation, and will continue working to improve emergency care for our communities even further.”
The facilities that earned Chest Pain Center Accreditation in 2016 include:
Acadian Medical Center
Ashley Regional Medical Center
Bolivar Medical Center
Clark Regional Medical Center
Colorado Plains Medical Center
Fort Morgan, Colorado
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Danville Regional Medical Center
Ennis Regional Medical Center
Harris Regional Hospital
Sylva, North Carolina
Haywood Regional Medical Center
Clyde, North Carolina
Jackson Purchase Medical Center
Livingston Regional Hospital
Los Alamos Medical Center
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Memorial Medical Center
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Mercy Regional Medical Center
Ville Platte, Louisiana
Parkview Regional Medical Center
Person Memorial Hospital
Roxboro, North Carolina
Rutherford Regional Health System
Rutherfordton, North Carolina
SageWest Health Care – Lander
SageWest Health Care – Riverton
Scott Memorial Hospital
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System – Pulaski
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System – Sewanee
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System – Winchester
Swain Community Hospital
Bryson City, North Carolina
Trousdale Medical Center
Twin County Regional Healthcare
UP Health System – Bell
UP Health System – Marquette
UP Health System – Portage
Vaughan Regional Medical Center
Western Plains Medical Complex
Dodge City, Kansas
Wilson Medical Center
Wilson, North Carolina
Throughout 2017, another cohort of LifePoint hospitals will be working toward Chest Pain and/or Heart Failure accreditation or reaccreditation as the company strives to achieve Chest Pain Center Accreditation at every hospital in its system.
“Our mission is making communities healthier,” said Dill, “and the work our hospitals are doing through this accreditation process is making a real impact. We are so pleased with the progress our facilities have made and are grateful for the guidance and partnership that ACC Accreditation Services has provided throughout this journey.”
ACC Accreditation Services has accredited more than 1,000 hospitals and other facilities over the past 18 years to improve clinical processes for the treatment of heart disease.
About the American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology is a 52,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more, visit acc.org.
For more information about ACC’s Accreditation Services, visit www.scpc.org, or call toll-free 1-877-271-4176.
About LifePoint Health®
LifePoint Health® (NASDAQ: LPNT) is a leading healthcare company dedicated to Making Communities Healthier®. Through its subsidiaries, it provides quality inpatient, outpatient and post-acute services close to home. LifePoint owns and operates community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers, and post-acute facilities in 22 states. It is the sole community healthcare provider in the majority of the non-urban communities it serves. More information about the company can be found at www.LifePointHealth.net. All references to "LifePoint," "LifePoint Health" or the "Company" used in this release refer to affiliates or subsidiaries of LifePoint Health, Inc.