Lutheran Hospital earns accreditations from the American College of Cardiology
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 19, 2019) – The American College of Cardiology has recognized Lutheran Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to its cardiac cath lab for care, including diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary interventions.
Lutheran has achieved Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in this setting. Lutheran is the second Lutheran Health Network facility to earn this distinction. St. Joseph Hospital was the first in Indiana to achieve the accreditation in January 2018.
The ACC has also recognized Lutheran with its Heart Failure Accreditation. Lutheran’s team was assessed on its ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through prehospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care, clinical quality measures and more.
Facilities that achieve an ACC accreditation meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and other administrative staff that earnestly support the efforts leading to better patient education, improved patient outcomes, and more effective and efficient disease control.
Accreditations of this type helped Lutheran become in September one of the first seven hospitals in the U.S. to achieve the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence, the ACC’s highest recognition.