St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center received Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) in 2012.
The 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.
To receive Heart Failure Accreditation, St. Joseph’s engaged in rigorous reevaluation and refinement of its cardiac care processes in order to integrate the health care industry’s successful practices and newest paradigms into its processes for the care of heart failure patients.
Recognizing that heart failure is a leading cause of mortality in the United States, St. Joseph’s new status in Heart Failure Accreditation demonstrates our commitment to effectively manage the increasing numbers of heart failure patients presenting to the emergency department. St. Joseph’s ensures appropriate placement of patients based on clinical presentation and initial response to treatment. With a goal of reducing inappropriate hospital admissions and re-admissions, St. Joseph’s seeks to improve patients’ quality of life while avoiding the cost of unreimbursed expenses.