ACC Awards First HeartCARE Center Designation
The ACC recently recognized CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler in Tyler, TX, as the first recipient of the HeartCARE Center, a National Distinction of Excellence program, for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care through accreditations and ongoing registry reporting.
CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler met a set of criteria to earn the HeartCARE Center designation, including participation in at least two ACC Accreditation Services programs, NCDR programs, and targeted quality improvement campaigns designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. The facility was previously awarded Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation and Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation by ACC Accreditation Services. The new designation is the highest recognition hospitals can receive from the College.
"CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler achieved this elite status through their outstanding commitment to deliver quality heart care for their patients, providers and other stakeholders in Tyler," said Phillip Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board.
"To be named the first ever HeartCARE Center by the ACC is a tremendous honor and achievement for health care in this region. This is an outstanding, recognition for the tremendous effort and passion that our physicians, advanced practice providers, the amazing nursing teams and all of our support services on the heart care team put into ensuring our patients receive the highest levels of faith-based care when they visit our facilities," said C. Fagg Sanford, MD, FACC, chief of cardiology at the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler.
ACC's Accreditation Services staff continues to engage with multidisciplinary teams at each hospital and facility to help them achieve the best possible outcomes for cardiovascular patients. Learn more about the College's HeartCARE Center designation at CVQuality.ACC.org/HeartCARECenter.
Clinical Topics: Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention
Keywords: Quality Improvement, Accreditation, Delivery of Health Care, Quality of Health Care, Patient Care Team, Registries, National Cardiovascular Data Registries, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention
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