McLeod recognized for treatment of heart attack patients
The American College of Cardiology recently recognized McLeod Regional Medical Center for demonstrating expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.
McLeod was recently awarded re-accreditation for the McLeod Chest Pain Center based on a rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
In addition to re-accreditation, McLeod received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR Chest Pain ̶ MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2019. McLeod Regional Medical Center is one of only 225 hospitals nationwide to receive the honor.
The award recognizes the commitment and success of McLeod in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients and signifies that McLeod has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations.
“Hospitals that are Chest Pain accredited emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic studies, effective evaluations and rapid treatment for all patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms,” said Dr. Alan Blaker, Executive Medical Director, McLeod Heart and Vascular Institute. “As a Platinum Performance Award recipient, McLeod also has demonstrated ourselves as leaders in setting the national standard for improving quality of care in heart attack patients.”
“McLeod has demonstrated its commitment to providing the region with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to recognize McLeod Regional Medical Center in their Chest Pain Center Accreditation.”