Hospitals receive AHA/ACC evidence-based guidance in treating the most complex heart patients
DALLAS, Dec. 27, 2016 – Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, the American Heart Association (AHA) will offer advanced accreditation for hospitals that meet the high standards needed for treating the most complex cases of heart disease. The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence designation is part of the association’s new accreditation collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC).
The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence designation is an overarching accreditation aimed at meeting all the care needs of the most complex cardiac patients by integrating the most current research for treatment and prevention of cardiac diseases. Backed by the expertise of nationally recognized AHA/ACC accreditation resources, these hospitals will offer the broad scope of cardiovascular care services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate, support, and educate patients needing advanced heart disease care.