Washington Regional Medical Center again recently achieved full accreditation as a “Chest Pain Center with PCI” (percutaneous coronary intervention).
The hospital first earned the PCI accreditation in 2010, which is given out by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. With this recent renewal, Washington Regional has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by an accreditation team.
As an accredited center, Washington 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.
Washington Regional’s Walker Heart Institute is the site of more than 10,000 surgical, diagnostic and interventional procedures each year as well as comprehensive education, research and cardiac rehabilitation programs.
Walker Heart Institute not only offers a staff of nationally recognized cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons, but also features a dedicated chest pain center located in the Washington Regional Emergency Department.