Mary Rutan Hospital has received full Cycle III accreditation status from the Accreditation Review Committee. This standing recognizes the hospital for a high standard of health care and patient service. The Society of Chest Pain Centers is an international expert in assessing coronary care.
“The staff of Mary Rutan Hospital is proud to receive this honor. The high standards that are set by the society will ensure that our community has a facility that is recognized for top notch cardiac care and disease management,” Mary Rutan Hospital President and CEO Mandy Goble said.
The Chest Pain Center at Mary Rutan Hospital met or exceeded in some cases, a wide spectrum of criteria reviewed by a team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
Key areas in which a Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include:
-Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
-Assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly
-Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptom
-Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
-Ensuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training
-Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
-Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
-Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack
Heart attacks are the most common cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain.
The Society of Chest Pain Centers’ goal is to reduce the mortality rate of patients by educating the public to recognize and react to early symptoms of a heart attack. Recognizing early symptoms can help reduce treatment time and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of the treatment.