For the fifth consecutive year, Lawrence General has received the prestigious HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence honor from the American College of Cardiology, recognizing the hospital’s demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality cardiovascular care. Lawrence General’s accreditation is effective through August 2023.
Hospitals are eligible to earn the HeartCARE Center designation by meeting a set of criteria, including participating in at least two American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services programs, the National Cardiovascular Data Registry, and taking part in targeted quality improvement campaigns designed to help hospitals close gaps in guideline-based care.
“This recognition reaffirms the hard work that our physicians, nurses, techs, and the entire cardiovascular team accomplishes every day,” Director of Cardiovascular Services Kathy Caredeo said. “Lawrence General is — and always will be — committed to providing the highest quality cardiovascular care and exceeding the national standards for cardiac quality measures.”
In 2018, Lawrence General was one of the first four hospitals in the country to receive the HeartCARE distinction from the American College of Cardiology when the award was first established.
Lawrence General is a leader in the Merrimack Valley for high quality cardiovascular care. In 2013, Lawrence General was the first community hospital in the United States without on-site cardiac surgery to achieve Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) for cardiac catheterization; the hospital was reaccredited in 2015.
Lawrence General also currently holds the following accreditations from the American College of Cardiology: Cardiac Cath Lab with PCI Accreditation; Chest Pain Accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; and Heart Failure Accreditation.