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'The Business of Health Care Report'

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Earns Cycle III Accreditation

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I’m Doug Hawthorne, CEO of Texas Health Resources, with “The Business of Health Care Report.”

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital recently became the first hospital in Texas and among the first two in the world to receive the coveted Chest Pain Center Cycle III accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

The certification is reserved for facilities that provide the highest levels of emergency cardiovascular care.

The Society of Chest Pain Centers is a non-profit international group that bridges emergency medicine, cardiology, and other disciplines focused on improving care for patients with acute heart failure and acute coronary syndromes.

Cycle III accreditation is the highest level of distinction currently available for chest pain centers. To earn the accreditation, hospitals must undergo a rigorous evaluation process and meet multiple criteria established by a formal Accreditation Committee.

Every second counts when a patient is suffering a possible heart attack. That’s why hospitals across the globe have deployed chest pain centers within their emergency departments to reduce the time for patients with chest pain to be seen and treated by a physician.

We congratulate Texas Health Arlington Memorial for this accomplishment and for its commitment to providing a full-spectrum of emergency cardiac care, including rapid diagnosis and fast-track treatment.

For Texas Health Resources and its faith based family of hospitals, Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Harris Methodist, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial, I’m Doug Hawthorne.

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