Carolinas Hospital System Receives Chest Pain Center Re-Accreditation

Florence, SC –  Carolinas Hospital System has recently received Chest Pain Center Re-Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), in recognition of the hospital’s commitment to the highest standards in the country for heart failure care. SCPC is different from other accreditation processes: instead of publishing criteria and then judging hospital compliance, SCPC provides hospitals with evaluation tools to examine current operations and promote continual improvement in cardiac care.

“Carolinas Hospital System is committed to making our heart care program the best it can be – and this means pursuing a path of continual improvement: ongoing evaluation of our clinical practices, and investing in the latest tools, techniques and innovations,” says Darcy Craven, CEO of Carolinas Hospital System. “When the people who live and work in the Pee Dee Region think about quality heart care, we want them to think of Carolinas Hospital System.” Chest Pain Center accreditation encompasses many facets of the hospital’s heart care program: direct patient care, clinical education and strategic planning for future program development. As an accredited Chest Pain Center, Carolinas Hospital System regularly undergoes onsite review of its operations and patient care processes by a panel of SCPC experts.

“Chest Pain Center accreditation validates that we continue to exceed the SCPC quality of care measures in acute cardiac medicine and assures a system-wide commitment to the care of patients with chest pain. From EMS activation until discharge, we are dedicated to providing exceptional care to patients who present to our hospital with chest pain,” said William L. Cauthen, Jr., Chief of Emergency Services for Carolinas Hospital System, who also serves as medical director of the Florence County EMS.

Carolinas Hospital System was the first hospital in the Pee Dee Region to receive Chest Pain Center Accreditation and is one of just 19 hospitals in South Carolinas that carries Chest Pain Center Accreditation.

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-This information is from a Press Release.

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