Providence Medford Medical Center receives American Heart Association accreditation
March 24, 2016
Providence Medford Medical Center has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation.
The accreditation program, sponsored by the American Heart Association and the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, recognizes centers that meet or exceed quality of care measures for people experiencing the most severe type of heart attack, known as a STEMI.
Hospitals that receive this accreditation status have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack. Providence Medford Medical Center underwent numerous in-depth reviews by accreditation specialists from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
“Providence Medford Medical Center is thoroughly committed to providing our patients the highest quality cardiac care centered on current scientific research,” said Cindy Mayo, chief executive of Providence’s Southern Oregon Service Area. “This accreditation fulfills our values of providing excellent, high quality treatment and care along the continuum from emergency treatment and critical care to acute care and cardiac rehab.”
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 people dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain.