(West Chester, PA) - The American College of Cardiology has once again awarded Chester County Hospital the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence for its continued commitment to providing advanced cardiovascular care to Chester County and its surrounding community. In 2018, Chester County Hospital was one of the first four hospitals in the United States to receive this recognition.
Hospitals and health systems that have earned the HeartCARE Center designation have met a set of criteria, including participating in at least two American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services programs, NCDR registries and targeted quality improvement campaigns that are designed to help hospitals and institutions close the gaps in guideline-based care.
Chester County Hospital’s HeartCARE Center designation is a result of its Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, participation in the Reduce the Risk: PCI Bleed Campaign, and continuous work in improving the full spectrum of cardiovascular services
Steven J. Weiss,
Chief of Cardiac Surgery
"This recognition is another demonstration of our care team's dedication to providing timely, high quality care for patients with acute coronary syndrome and other cardiovascular conditions," said Steven Weiss, MD,
chief of cardiac surgery.
"It is great to see our Cath Lab honored nationally for exceptionalism once again. Excellence is not only about the talent, which many other centers have, but mostly about the teamwork, camaraderie and the strive for perfection that is the culture at Chester County Hospital. They make us all proud, and the place we would go to ourselves if we need care," added Dr. Weiss.
Earlier in 2019, Chester County Hospital was also one of only 13 hospitals to receive the HeartCARE Center Pioneer award for advancing the cause of sustainable quality improvement.
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