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.