A New Name for the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

CardiologyThe Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is now called ACC Accreditation Services. SCPC merged with the College in January 2016 in order to provide hospitals and other facilities with improved and streamlined access to accreditation and registry services, as well as quality improvement campaigns and education.

The new name is part of ongoing efforts to more clearly align SCPC as an integral part of the ACC. A comprehensive brand equity study conducted over the past eight months had both organizations receiving high marks in terms of value and leadership. SCPC’s expertise, consultation and collaborative nature were cited as top benefits by hospitals and others participating in accreditation programs. The ACC was recognized for its top quality education; leadership in setting quality standards and guidelines; and its ongoing initiatives to improve cardiovascular care and provide professionals with information on the latest scientific advances.

The new name is intended to build on these key strengths and move the two organizations forward as a unified source of quality services for hospitals, health systems and others.

Learn more about ACC Accreditation Services, NCDR and national quality campaigns, at CVQuality.ACC.org.

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