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Aurora Medical Center receives Chest Pain Center accreditationTuesday, June 13, 2006
OSHKOSH, Wis., The Society of Chest Pain Centers has granted the designation of Accredited Chest Pain Center to Aurora Medical Center, Oshkosh for receiving full accreditation from the Accreditation Review Committee. Aurora Medical Center is the 13th accredited Chest Pain Center in Wisconsin and the 266th in the nation.
The Society’s accreditation process insures centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine.
Cindy Tisinai, Patient Care Director at Aurora Medical Center, says that Aurora’s recent accreditation sends a clear message to the community that we are committed to providing a high level of cardiac care. “Our Emergency Department staff quickly assesses and treats patients with chest pain to achieve the best possible outcomes – we believe this is a significant resource for our patients and the community.”
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. The goal of the Society of Chest Pain Centers is to significantly reduce the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment, and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.
“Aurora Medical Center has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers,” says Dr. Joesph Hodgson, Medical Director of the Emergency Department at Aurora. “The ED staff here has proven beyond a doubt its professionalism and training in this medical protocol.”
Key areas in which a Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include:
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin
About the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC)