Cape Regional Medical Center has received Chest Pain Center re-accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care(SCPC), an international organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Cape Regional Medical Center ensures that patients who arrive at the hospital with chest pain or other symptoms of a heart attack receive the treatment necessary during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved.
By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Cape Regional
Medical Center has enhanced the quality of care for the patient and has
demonstrated its commitment to higher standards.
"Achieving Chest Pain Center accreditation is vital to the quality cardiac care we provide to our patients. The training and expertise of the cardiac team at Cape Regional Medical Center is exceptional, as evidenced by this achievement," states Joanne Carrocino, FACHE, President and CEO.
"People tend to wait when they think they might be having a heart attack and that's a mistake," states Domenic Coletta, M.D., Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Cape Regional Medical Center.
"Arriving within the first 60 minutes after on-set of symptoms can make all the difference in the outcome."