The Pulse of ACC

Thomas Joseph Quinn, MPhil, Becomes Fellow of the ACC


Thomas Joseph Quinn, MPhil, FACC, associate dean for research and director for health and social care research at the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education at Kingston University and St. George’s, University of London, recently received the designation of Fellow of the ACC (FACC). Quinn is well known for his work in cardiovascular care, especially in the management of patients with acute heart conditions. He becomes one of the few nurses to receive the FACC designation. “I see it as an achievement and recognition for all cardiac nurses – this is as much for the staff nurses I worked with in the 1980s as it is for me now as a professor of nursing,” stated Quinn.

Judy E. Tingley, DNP, MPH, RN, AACC, Named VP & CEO of Erlanger Heart and Lung Institute


Judy E. Tingley, DNP, MPH, RN, AACC, has been named vice president and chief executive officer of Erlanger Health System’s new Heart and Lung Institute. In her new role, Tingley will lead the overall operations of the Institute, quality improvement, program development and clinical education efforts. She previously served as chief operating officer of HeartSource, a joint program of the divisions of cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City. Tingley currently serves as a member of ACC’s Science and Quality Steering Committee, Clinical Policy Approval Committee, Surviving Acute MI Workgroup, Patient Navigator Program Task Force and the Society of Thoracic Surgeon’s (STS) Task Force on Quality Initiatives. She is also the founding chair of the New York State STS Regional Data Management Workgroup.

Indian Health Care Facility Name International Center of Excellence


The ACC has named Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals, Kolkata, as an International Center of Excellence. The recognition is the first for an Indian health care facility. The ACC International Centers of Excellence program recognizes institutions outside of the United States for their commitment to high standards of medical practice and dedication to providing quality cardiovascular care. “International Centers of Excellence are committed to the improvement of heart health in their communities and seek ways to improve the care they provide,” said ACC President Richard A. Chazal, MD, FACC.

ACC Past President Featured in “Eating You Alive”


Kim Allan Williams Sr., MD, MACC, immediate past president of the ACC, was among dozens of other physicians and researchers featured in the recent documentary, “Eating You Alive.” The documentary focuses on how a whole-foods, plant-based diet might be the solution to the chronic conditions afflicting more Americans each day. Learn more on

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