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Full Cycle IV Chest Pain Center Accreditation Given to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton|
DENTON, Texas — Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton officially received its designation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) as a Fully Accredited Cycle IV Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). Not only is it the first hospital in the Texas Health Resources system to receive this title, but also one of a handful of hospitals to receive it nationally.
“We obtained a high level of distinction by demonstrating our expertise and our commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of SCPC’s accreditation review specialists,” said Kathy Srokosz, assistant chief nursing officer at Texas Health Denton. Key areas in which an Accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include:
Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack.
“Our hospital continues to pursue its journey to excellence. With each step, we’re refining our quality of care and enhancing our patient safety initiatives,” said Stan Morton, president of Texas Health Denton. “As a member of an elite group of hospitals in the country to move from a Cycle II to the new Cycle IV Chest Pain Center designation, we have further demonstrated our deep commitment to improving the health of the people in the communities we serve.”
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. The SCPC’s goal is to significantly reduce the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment, and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.
As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Texas Health Denton’s protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not they are having a coronary event. Such observation helps ensure that patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted to the hospital.
To learn more about heart and vascular care, and how Texas Health cares for more hearts than any other health care system in North Texas, visit TexasHealth.org/Heart.
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