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Chest Pain Center

Heart Attack? Chest Pain? Time is of the Essence.

If you think you might be having a heart attack, seek treatment immediately. Call 911.

Too many patients have waited because they don't want to alarm their loved ones, or perhaps they're concerned about incurring unnecessary bills. Whatever the reason, the average patient arrives in the Emergency Department more than two hours after the onset of symptoms.

What they didn't know was that the faster a heart attack is treated the less damage to the heart and the better the outcome of their treatment.
 
We understand the need for speed when it comes to treating what may be a heart attack. We also understand your desire to avoid unnecessary admissions and medical costs.

As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, St. Joseph's will help you do both. We use protocol-based procedures developed by leading experts in cardiac care to reduce time to treatment in the critical early stages of a heart attack. Our processes are designed to seamlessly coordinate across the entire hospital. This assures that patients aren't sent home too soon or needlessly admitted.

St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers in April 2009 and was reaccredited in 2012. This accreditation is effective for three years and demonstrates our commitment to state-of-the-art cardiac patient care.