SRMC Achieves New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center

Logo_SCPC_CPC_Accredited_RGBSpotsylvania Regional Medical Center (SRMC) announces it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).  As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Spotsylvania Regional ensures that patients who arrive at the hospital complaining of 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.   

 “People tend to wait when they think they might be having a heart attack, and that’s a mistake,” states Greg Madsen, CEO of Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.  “The average patient arrives in the emergency department more than two hours after the onset of symptoms, but what they don’t realize is that the sooner a heart attack is treated, the less damage to the heart and the better the outcome for the patient.”

 By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center has enhanced the quality of care for the patient and has demonstrated its commitment to higher standards. Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center engaged in rigorous reevaluation and refinement of its cardiac care processes in order to integrate the healthcare industry’s successful practices and newest paradigms into its cardiac care processes. The hospital’s heart care includes the entire range of care for the Acute Coronary Syndrome patient and includes such focal points as dispatch, Emergency Medical System, emergency department, cath lab, a comprehensive quality assurance plan, and community outreach programs. 

 Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is an international not-for-profit 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 the only cross-specialty organization, SCPC provides the support needed for individual hospitals and hospital systems to effectively bridge existing gaps in treatment by providing the tools, education and support necessary to successfully navigate the changing face of healthcare.

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