LONG BRANCH, NJ – Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, has received full accreditation as a Cycle III Accredited Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Cycle III, the highest level of accreditation, recognizes the dedication of Monmouth Medical Center’s physicians, cardiologists, nurses, pharmacists, radiology technicians and laboratory staff in providing evidenced-based cardiology care to patients in a safe environment.
SCPC is an international organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease as the number-one cause of death worldwide. Throughout the accreditation process, a SCPC surveyor reviewed Monmouth Medical Center’s policies, procedures, practices and extensive data.
“Monmouth Medical Center’s state-of-the-art health care encompasses the entire continuum of care for cardiac patients and includes such focal points as dispatch, Emergency Medical System, emergency department and catheterization lab, as well as a Heart Failure Management Program and quality assurance plan and community outreach programs,” said Sharon Holden, assistant vice president, cardiopulmonary, critical care and emergency services at Monmouth Medical Center.“By becoming a Cycle III Accredited Chest Pain Center we have enhanced the quality of care for the cardiac patient and have demonstrated our commitment to higher standards.”
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. These hospitals 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.
The SCPC accreditation follows Monmouth Medical Center’s receipt of the Get With The Guidelines®– Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. This recognition signifies that Monmouth Medical Center has reached its goal of treating heart failure patients for at least 90 days with 85 percent compliance to core standard levels of care, as outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology secondary prevention guidelines for heart failure patients.
About Monmouth Medical Center
Located in Long Branch, N.J., Monmouth Medical Center, a Barnabas Health facility, along with the Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, is one of New Jersey's largest academic medical centers and has been a teaching affiliate of Philadelphia’s Drexel University College of Medicine for more than 40 years. From its earliest days, Monmouth Medical Center has been a leader in surgical advancement and has introduced many technological firsts to the region, including robotic surgery and other minimally invasive techniques. The hospital is routinely recognized by HealthGrades, the nation’s largest premier independent health care quality company, for excellence in both emergency medicine and maternity care. U.S. News & World Report has recognized Monmouth as a regional leader in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, neurology and neurosurgery. For more information on Monmouth Medical Center, visit www.barnabashealth.org.
January 25, 2012
CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan
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