Baptist Carroll County earns Chest Pain Center Accreditation
HUNTINGDON, Tenn. –The American College of Cardiology has awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation to Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.
Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation have proven their staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. They have streamlined their systems from admission and evaluation to diagnosis and treatment. These centers also provide appropriate post-discharge care and recommendations and help patients make lifestyle changes.
“We are so proud of this chest pain accreditation and of our hardworking team members who earned it,” said Susan Breeden, CEO and administrator of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County. “This recognition shows the community the level of care we provide.”
Hospitals receiving Chest Pain Center Accreditation from ACC must take part in a multifaceted clinical process that involves completing a gap analysis, examining variances of care, developing an action plan, submitting to a rigorous on-site review and monitoring for sustained success. Improved methods and strategies of caring for patients include streamlining processes, implementing guidelines and standards, and adopting best practices in the care of patients experiencing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Facilities that achieve accreditation meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians and other administrative staff that earnestly support the efforts leading to better patient education and improved patient outcomes.
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 lead 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 www.acc.org.
Baptist Memorial Hospital-Carroll County provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient medical care to West Tennessee in a variety of specialized areas, including cardiac care, pediatrics, general surgery, physical therapy and palliative care, among others. The 70-bed facility is located in Huntingdon, Tennessee, and offers advanced medical technology, such as 3D mammography and the Baptist TeleHealth Center, which uses TeleGuardian. Baptist Carroll County is the recipient of many awards and accolades, including the Tennessee Quality Award, Premier Inc.’s QUEST Award for High-Value Healthcare, the Quest Hero Award, Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval in 2015 and an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group in 2021. For more information, visit baptistonline.org/carrollcounty.