Vaughan Regional awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation by American College of Cardiology

Published 10:20 am Friday, September 9, 2022

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Vaughan Regional Medical Center was honored by the American College of Cardiology last month for its exceptional    skill in treating patients with chest pain.

The ACC awarded VRMC with a Chest Pain Center Accreditation based on its rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

“This accreditation validates the expertise, commitment and compassion of our physicians, nurses, cath lab staff and our entire team while providing critical care to our patients suffering from chest pain or heart attack that may require emergency cardiac procedures,” VRMC CEO David McCormack said. “We are proud of our work to achieve the ACC accreditation and honored to continue providing outstanding care and outcomes for our patients and the Selma community.”

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Hospitals with ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. They streamline  their systems from admission to evaluation to diagnosis and treatment

all the way through to appropriate post-discharge care and recommendations and assistance in patient lifestyle changes.

Hospitals receiving Chest Pain Center Accreditation 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 of 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 lead to better patient education and improved patient outcomes.

“Vaughan Regional Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the Selma community with excellent heart care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Vaughan Regional with Chest Pain Center Accreditation.