Daughters Medical Center Receives Heart Failure Accreditation
ASHLAND, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Center
is the first – and only hospital – in Kentucky and the Tri-State area to have
earned full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Chest Pain
The announcement of the three-year accreditation was made June 28.
“This accreditation means a lot
to our patients and the community,” said Stacy Patrick, vice president of King’s
Daughters Heart and Vascular Center. “It signifies our commitment to delivering
the most advanced, evidence-based treatments and comprehensive care to help
heart failure patients manage their symptoms and lead the best possible life.”
Heart failure is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the
United States, with approximately 5 million patients living with the diagnosis.
Heart failure patients are responsible for 12-15 million physician office
visits per year and 6.5 million hospital days. SCPC’s goal in establishing the
Heart Failure Accreditation programis to help facilities manage the heart
failure patient more efficiently and improve patient outcomes.
King’s Daughters has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to
quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria
and undergoing an on-site review by a team of SCPC’s accreditation review
specialists. King’s Daughters protocol-driven and systematic approach to
patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment and to risk
stratify patients to decrease their length of stay. Key areas in which a
facility with Heart Failure Accreditation must demonstrate expertise include
KDMC is a locally controlled, not-for-profit, 465-bed
regional referral center, offering comprehensive cardiac, vascular, medical,
surgical, maternity, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, cancer,
neurological, pain care, wound care and home care services. For additional
information, visit us online at kdmc.com or call 1.888.377.KDMC (5362).
Society of Chest Pain Centers
Established in 1998, SCPC is a
patient-centric nonprofit international organization focused on improving care
for patients with heart disease. Central to SCPC’s mission is the question,
“What is right for the patient?” In response, SCPC promotes protocol-based
medicine, to address the diagnosis and treatment of acute coronary syndrome and
heart failure and to promote the adoption of process improvement science by
healthcare providers. To best fulfill this mission, SCPC provides accreditation
and education to facilities striving for optimum cardiac care. SCPC is
headquartered in Columbus, Ohio. For more information on SCPC and accreditation
opportunities, visit www.scpcp.org, or call toll free 1-877-271-4176.
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