Parkview Regional Medical Center is An Accredited Level III Chest Pain Center
Parkview Regional Medical Center is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, treating more patients with heart disease than any other hospital in northeast Indiana.
The accrediting organization, the Society of Chest Pain Centers, advocates a protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient care.
The goal of the Society of Chest Pain Centers is to significantly reduce the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment, and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.
- Physicians are able to treat patients more quickly, during the critical early stages of a heart attack when treatment is the most effective
- Better monitor patients when it is not clear whether they are having a coronary event
- Patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.
Criteria for accreditation:
- An emergency department integrated with the local emergency medical system
- Quick assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients
- Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
- Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
- Ensuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training
- Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
- A functional design that promotes optimal patient care
- Support for community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack
If you think that you or a loved one is having a heart attack, call 911 immediately. This will mean a quicker response by medical professionals and better chances for survival.