Chester County Hospital Earns Prestigious Cardiac Care Accreditation

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WEST CHESTER, PA — Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital (CCH) has been recognized for its expertise and commitment to treating patients with chest pain, receiving the esteemed Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI from The American College of Cardiology. The accolade is a testament to the hospital’s ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients potentially experiencing a heart attack.

The accreditation was granted following a rigorous onsite evaluation of CCH’s staff and procedures, underscoring the high level of cardiac care provided at the hospital.

“It’s gratifying seeing CCH recognized for our continued commitment to delivering quality care and improving patient outcomes,” said Timothy Boyek, MD, Medical Director of the Chest Pain Center at CCH. “Our recognition is a direct result of the hard work and dedication of our emergency services, heart and vascular care team of nurses, and medical staff demonstrating their ability to provide exceptional heart care for the Chester County community.”

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as coronary angioplasty, is a non-surgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries with a balloon. This procedure can relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack. Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation, like CCH, have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7.

These accredited hospitals adhere to standard Chest Pain Center protocols, including maintaining a robust hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest treatment and a “No Diversion Policy” for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients.

Chester County Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing the Chester County community with excellent heart care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board.

Heart attacks impact more than 730,000 Americans each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recognizing the symptoms of a heart attack, which can include chest pain or discomfort, tingling or discomfort in one or both arms, back, shoulder, neck or jaw, and shortness of breath, among others, can be crucial for receiving timely treatment.

The recent accreditation of CCH emphasizes the hospital’s commitment to providing top-tier cardiac care to its community, contributing towards improved patient education and better patient outcomes. For more information, visit acc.org.

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