Three Rivers Medical Center (TRMC) has recently received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC), in recognition of the hospital’s commitment to the highest standards in the country for heart failure care.
The recognition signifies a new era in heart care for the Lawrence County community. SCPC is different from other accreditation processes: instead of publishing criteria and then judging hospital compliance, SCPC provides hospitals with evaluation tools to examine current operations and promote continual improvement in cardiac care.
“TRMC is committed to making our heart care program the best it can be – and this means pursuing a path of continual improvement: ongoing evaluation of our clinical practices, and investing the latest tools, techniques and innovations,” says Greg Kiser, CEO of TRMC. “When the people who live and work in Lawrence County think about quality heart care, we want them to think of Three Rivers.”
Chest Pain Center accreditation encompasses many facets of the hospital’s heart care program: direct patient care, clinical education and strategic planning for future program development. As an accredited Chest Pain Center, TRMC regularly undergoes onsite review of its operations and patient care processes by a panel of SCPC experts.
Chest Pain Center accreditation also links TRMC with other medical specialties and emergency services – such as EMS, emergency medicine and dispatch services in the area. These integrated relationships mean shorter response times, more seamless communication between emergency responders, and expedited treatment for cardiac patients – when minutes count.
TRMC is one of just a select number of hospitals in the region that carries Chest Pain Center Accreditation.