Franciscan Health Crown Point recently received three-year Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention reaccreditation from the national Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
Franciscan Health Michigan City and Franciscan Health Dyer also are accredited.
Accredited hospitals have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with heart attack symptoms.
Such hospitals undergo a rigorous, onsite evaluation by review specialists, which assures demonstrate expertise in numerous areas.
Crown Point center coordinator Kathy Babbs-VanBuskirk is proud of the distinction.
“Achieving accreditation is the end result of a journey that establishes new protocols of cardiac care, not only for the patient experiencing a heart attack, but to the low-risk chest pain patient seeking diagnosis and treatment.
“The beauty of being an accredited Chest Pain Center is the society’s efforts at continuous process improvement. I believe in the standards set by the society and I want our patients to have the safest environment to come to and the best possible outcomes.”
For more information, call (219) 769-8690 or visit FranciscanHealth.org/ChestPainCenters