Reid Health recognized for excellence with ACC Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation
May 4, 2023 -- Reid Health's Cardiac Cath Lab has earned accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) after a rigorous onsite review of the staff's ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients.
Hospitals receiving Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation from the ACC must take part in a multi-faceted process that involves completing a gap analysis, examining variances of care, developing an action plan, a rigorous onsite evaluation, and monitoring for sustained success.
Facilities that achieve accreditation meet or exceed a variety of criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and other administrative staff that support the efforts leading to improved patient outcomes, according to the ACC.
"Our Cardiac Cath Lab team and other leaders across the organization have worked for a year to apply for this accreditation," said Tyler Evans, Cardiovascular Service Line Director for Reid Health. "This endorsement shows those we serve they can expect to get top-notch cardiology care at Reid."
"This is truly an amazing accomplishment," said Misti Foust-Cofield, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer for Reid Health. "It was an honor when the surveyor reported she was incredibly challenged to find minimal opportunities for improvement within our program. That's a true testament to the great work and patient care that this team delivers."
"Accomplishments and recognition like this only come from patient-by-patient diligence for great outcomes," said Craig Kinyon, Reid Health President/CEO. "The team's outstanding patient care and passion for excellence have made a significant difference as demonstrated by this by this achievement."
"This is truly an amazing accomplishment. It was an honor when the surveyor reported she was incredibly challenged to find minimal opportunities for improvement within our program. That's a true testament to the great work and patient care that this team delivers." -- Misti Foust-Cofield, Vice President/Chief Nursing Officer
The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like Reid Health access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance. These services are focused on all aspects of cardiac care, including the cath lab.
"Reid Health has demonstrated its commitment to providing East-Central Indiana and West-Central Ohio 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 Reid Health with this designation."
About the American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health.
The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards, and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.