WEST CHESTER, PA — The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Chester County Hospital for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care. Chester County Hospital received the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence designation in November based on meeting accreditation criteria, and through their ongoing performance registry reporting.
Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center designation have met a set of criteria, including participating in at least two ACC Accreditation Services programs, NCDR registries and targeted quality improvement campaigns, such as Patient Navigator Program: Focus MI, that are designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. Chester County Hospital has been awarded the HeartCARE Center designation three years in a row and was one of only 13 hospitals to be honored with the HeartCARE Center Pioneer award in 2019.
With this new designation, hospitals and health systems can now showcase their elite status and publicly highlight their outstanding commitment to quality for their patients, providers and other stakeholders.
“Chester County Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing Chester County with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Chester County Hospital with the HeartCare Center designation.”
“Receiving the HeartCARE Center,™ National Distinction of Excellence from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) is a demonstration of the continuous hard work, dedication and high quality care that our team showcases to our cardiovascular patients at Chester County Hospital,” says Timothy J. Boyek, MD, Medical Director of Cardiac Diagnostic Interventional Catheterization Laboratories at Chester County Hospital. “This recognition personifies our never-ending efforts to optimize the care and outcomes of patients.”
Hospitals receiving the HeartCARE Center designation from the ACC have demonstrated their commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement. Chester County Hospital has proven to be a forward-thinking institution with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.
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