St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital receives re-accreditation
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital has been given a three year re-accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SPCP).
This accreditation recognizes the hospital’s quality care for patients suffering from symptoms of a heart attack.
St. Luke’s has been especially efficient at performing angioplasty surgery, or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), at an average below 60 minutes.
The Society of Chest Pain Centers is driven to reduce the mortality rate of patients suffering from heart disease and educate the public to recognize and react to symptoms.
To do this, the SPCP has established industry standards to improve the quality of care for patients, and an accreditation from the society ensures that a hospital like St. Luke’s meets or exceeds those quality-of-care standards in cardiac medicine.
St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital was reviewed by a team of the SPCP’s accreditation review specialists met all the criteria required to earn accreditation
These criteria include, integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system, quick assessment and diagnosis, effective treatment, seeking improvement in processes and procedures, ensuring personnel competence, maintaining organizational structure, having a functional patient care design and supporting community outreach programs.
St. Luke’s Texas Heart Institute has been ranked among the top 10 centers for cardiology and heart surgery in the country since 1991.
Local Advertising by PaperG