Franciscan Alliance Hospitals Earn Chest Pain Center Accreditiation, Reaccreditation

By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: November 14, 2013

Chest-Pain-CenterFranciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point and Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Michigan City recently received Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, while Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer and Hammond received reaccreditation.

Accredited hospitals have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with heart attack symptoms.

The hospitals undergo a rigorous, onsite evaluation by review specialists, which assures they meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine. They must demonstrate expertise in the following areas:


Chest Pain Center directors praised their staffs and colleagues for the honors.

This is the culmination of an excellent collaborative process between the hospitals’ physicians, staff and ancillary services to provide the best care possible for patients experiencing acute coronary syndrome,” said Eric Cook, D.O., of Franciscan St. Margaret Health.

Carl Metcalf, M.D., of Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, added, “Accreditation is a benefit to Chest Pain Center patients since it assures the kind of quality of care they will receive and puts us on the cutting edge of providing them the best possible treatment.

Neil Malhotra, M.D., of Franciscan St. Anthony Health Michigan City, called the designation exciting, adding, “I am very impressed with the hard work of the staff. It shows how dedicated we are to providing the best possible care for our patients.”