Parkview Hospital is a Level II Chest Pain Certified Center
“Full accreditation of Parkview Hospital indicates not only a commitment to providing superior care to patients with cardiac problems, but also expertise in doing so,” said Roy Robertson, MD, of Parkview Physicians Group Cardiology and Parkview Heart Institute Medical Director. “We are pleased to have received this independent verification of Parkview Hospital’s cardiac capabilities.”
The Society of Chest Pain Centers Certification advocates a protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient care. This approach enables physicians to treat patients more quickly, during the critical early stages of a heart attack when treatment is the most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether they are having a coronary event. Such observation helps ensure that a patient is neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.
To gain accreditation, Parkview Hospital demonstrated their expertise by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and by completing an on-site evaluation by a review team from the SCPC. Those criteria included: 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 symptoms; 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.
Parkview Hospital treats more patients with heart disease than any other hospital in Northeast Indiana.
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