Cardiovascular Center for Excellence designation recognizes commitment to highest standards in guideline-based treatment of patients with complex heart disease
DALLAS, Sept. 19, 2017 – Regional Hospital of Scranton in Scranton, Pa., is the first hospital in the country to receive the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), the world’s leading voluntary health organization devoted to fighting cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence is a new accreditation awarded from the American Heart Association in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology (ACC). It recognizes hospitals committed to following proven treatment guidelines incorporated into a comprehensive system of care to fully address the care needs of patients with complex cardiac conditions.
“This accreditation ensures patients’ confidence and trust that the hospital’s treatment practices and procedures meet the highest standards of cardiovascular care based on proven treatment guidelines,” said Robert L. McNamara, M.D., Chair of the Association’s Hospital Accreditation Cardiovascular Subcommittee and Associate Professor of Medicine (Cardiology) at Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn. “It recognizes the staff commitment to doing everything possible to promote a full recovery, optimal outcomes and highest quality of life.”