Riverview Health announces it is once again designated as an Accredited Chest Pain Center.
“This achievement is a reflection of our dedication to the people we serve and the high standards we have in place when it comes to treating patients with heart attack symptoms, said Angie Bolinger, director of Cardiovascular, Infusion and Outpatient Clinical Services at Riverview Health. “The quicker a heart attack is treated, the less damage to the heart and the better the outcome for the patient.”
In 2007, Riverview Health was the first hospital in the area to become Chest Pain Center accredited. This accreditation means Riverview Health and its EMS partners excel in efficient, effective care of heart attack or acute coronary syndrome patients, starting with pre-hospital care (EMS), and including care in the emergency center, cath lab and through the discharge process. This designation focuses on process-improvement in all areas of heart attack care.
Riverview Health is comprised of a full-service, 156-bed hospital in Noblesville and a hospital in Westfield with four—soon-to-be 20—beds. Also included are 23 primary, immediate and specialty-care facilities in Hamilton County. Riverview Health provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services in more than 35 healthcare specialties and has been frequently recognized for its clinical and service excellence. National achievements include Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery award (2019) and Outstanding Patient Experience award (2017-2018). Leapfrog Group awarded Riverview Health an A grade—the highest grade possible—for patient safety in 2017. As one of the largest employers in Hamilton County, Riverview Health recently received the Five-Star AchieveWELL Award through the Wellness Council of Indiana and was honored at the 2017 Indiana Health and Wellness Summit. For more information on Riverview Health, visit riverview.org.