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Lawrence General Earns ACC HeartCARE Center Designation

July 14, 2021
The American College of Cardiology has recognized Lawrence General Hospital for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care. Lawrence General was awarded the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence in July 2021 based on meeting accreditation criteria, and through their ongoing performance registry reporting.
Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center designation have met a set of criteria, including participating in at least two ACC Accreditation Services programs, NCDR registries and targeted quality improvement campaigns, such as Patient Navigator Program: Focus MI, that are designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. Lawrence General was previously awarded Cardiac Cath Lab with PCI Accreditation; Chest Pain Accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; and Heart Failure Accreditation by the ACC Accreditation Committee.
With this new designation, hospitals and health systems can now showcase their elite status and publicly highlight their outstanding commitment to quality for their patients, providers and other stakeholders.
“We are very excited as an organization to have earned this designation for the fourth year in a row,” says director of Cardiology and Ambulatory Medicine Dr. Sunit Mukherjee. “Our team is not only equipped to provide patients of the Merrimack Valley with premiere cardiology services, but we can do so in a convenient and nearby location for many of our patients.”  
“Lawrence General has demonstrated its commitment to providing the Merrimack Valley with excellent heart care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Lawrence General with the HeartCARE Center designation.”
Hospitals receiving the HeartCARE Center designation from the ACC have demonstrated their commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement. Lawrence General has proven to be a forward-thinking institution with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.