Friday, February 06, 2015
INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center Achieves New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center
Enid - INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).
- INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).
Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation, as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. They also promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.
Protocol-based medicine developed to reduce the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment are part INTEGRIS Bass’s overall cardiac care service. Our state-of-the-art heart care encompasses the entire continuum of care for the acute coronary syndrome (ACS) patient and includes such focal points as dispatch, Emergency Medical System, emergency department, cath lab, quality assurance plan, cardiologists from the INTEGRIS Heart and Vascular Institute and our community outreach program.
“Obtaining this prestigious accreditation was a group effort,” said Eddie Herrman, President, INTEGRIS Bass Baptist Health Center. “This type of accreditation requires great partners. Our ER physicians with Emergency Medical Services Inc., local Life EMS and key hospital departments have made the critical care for an ACS patient possible”.
To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, INTEGRIS Bass engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, INTEGRIS Bass ensures that patients who arrive at the hospital complaining of chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack receive the treatment necessary during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved. By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, INTEGRIS Bass has enhanced the quality of care for the ACS patient and has demonstrated its commitment to higher standards.
People tend to wait when they think they might be having a heart attack. The average patient arrives in the emergency department more than two hours after the onset of symptoms, but what they don’t realize is that the sooner a heart attack is treated, the less damage to the heart and the better the outcome for the patient.
“That’s what this process was all about,” said Herrman, “improving the outcomes for people in our communities that experience a heart attack, as well as reducing the overall amount of people who are at risk to become ACS patients.”
About the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care
The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is an international not-for-profit organization whose mission is to transform cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. As the only cross-specialty Society, SCPC provides the support needed for hospital systems to effectively bridge existing gaps in treatment by providing the tools, education and support necessary to successfully navigate the changing face of healthcare. For more information on SCPC, accreditation and certification opportunities, visit www.scpcp.org, or call toll free 1-877-271-4176.