The American College of Cardiology has once again 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 August 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. The hospital also currently holds the following accreditations from American College of Cardiology: Cardiac Cath Lab with PCI Accreditation; Chest Pain Accreditation with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention; and Heart Failure Accreditation.
With this 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.
“Lawrence General Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing the Merrimack Valley with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award FACILITY NAME with the HeartCARE Center designation.”
“Hospitals receiving the HeartCARE Center designation from the ACC have demonstrated their overall commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement,” adds Caredeo. “Lawrence General is proud to be recognized as a forward-thinking institution with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement to better serve the patients of the Merrimack Valley.”