Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was recently granted full chest pain center accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC).
Hospitals that receive SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. SCPC, an international not-for-profit organization, focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
“We are extremely proud of achieving accreditation as a chest pain center,” says Javon Bea, President and CEO of Mercy Health System. “It has been a rigorous process and our team has been working hard to meet this elite mark of excellence. This is yet another example of how we continue to raise the bar for the health and well being of our community.”
For patients, this means that Mercy Walworth Hospital meets strict criteria aimed to:
- Reduce the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment
- Treat patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved
- Monitor patients when it is not certain that they are having a heart attack to ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital
For more information about Mercy’s new chest pain accreditation or Mercy Walworth Hospital and Medical Center visit MercyHealthSystem.org.