The American College of Cardiology has awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation to Baptist Memorial
Hospital-Carroll County for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.
Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation have proven their staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
They have streamlined their systems from admission and evaluation to diagnosis and treatment. These centers also provide appropriate post-discharge care and recommendations and help patients make lifestyle changes.
“We are so proud of this chest pain accreditation and of our hardworking team members who earned it,” said Susan Breeden, CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County. “This recognition shows the community the level of care we provide.”
Hospitals receiving Chest Pain Center Accreditation from ACC must take part in a multifaceted clinical process that involves completing a gap analysis, examining variances of care, developing an action plan, submitting to a rigorous on-site 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 patients experiencing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. 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 better patient education and improved patient outcomes.