Good Samaritan Medical Center Achieves Accreditation as a Chest Pain Center
West Palm Beach based Good Samaritan Medical Center
has attained recognition for providing a higher level of cardiac care with the opening of the newly accredited Chest Pain Center. The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) designated Good Samaritan Medical Center as a Chest Pain Clinic. 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.
Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation are capable of rapidly diagnosing and treating heart attacks. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. They also serve as a point of entry into the healthcare system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and they help to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.
"Our team at the Cardiac and Vascular Institute engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack," commented CEO, Mark Nosacka.
Several South Florida Hospitals Show Improvement in Major Quality Initiative
The more than 100 hospitals that participated in the Florida Hospital Association's quality of care initiatives showed significant improvements in preventing harm to patients in recent years, according to an FHA-sponsored study. The industry group started the programs five years ago to address concerns that the state's hospitals weren't achieving the best outcomes and cost-effectiveness for patients.
In South Florida, 47 hospitals joined the FHA initiative in at least one of four programs. These are the South Florida hospitals and health systems that participated in at least one of the FHA quality initiatives
- Baptist Health South Florida
- Bethesda Hospital East
- Boca Raton Regional Hospital
- Broward Health
- HCA Florida Hospitals
- Holy Cross Hospital
- Jackson Health System
- Jupiter Medical Center
- Lakeside Medical Center
- Memorial Healthcare System
- Miami Children's Hospital
- Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Tenet Florida Hospitals
- University of Miami Health System
- Westchester General Hospital
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