November 13, 2013

Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care features “10 years of greatness” at Mercy Medical Center

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) recently published a series of articles and feature story about the achievements of the Mercy Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center

The feature story notes: “a door-to-balloon time of five minutes is an extraordinary benchmark for any hospital to achieve, and the emergency chest pain center team at Mercy Medical Center knows such a life and heart-saving outcome does not happen by chance.”

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Mercy being the first hospital nationwide to successfully earn Cycle I Accreditation in 2003 from the SCPC. Since then, Mercy has been recognized six times by Truven Health Analytics and twice by U.S. News and World Report as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States. A Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center, the hospital is one of only four Ohio heart centers in 2013 to be awarded the Mission: Lifeline Gold Performance Achievement Award. Mercy has received this recognition two years in a row. In addition, the medical center volunteered as a beta site for SCPC Chest Pain v5.0, the next version, or cycle, slated to launch at the society’s Congress 2014 event in San Diego.

Tracy Miller, one of SCPC's first-ever certified cardiovascular care coordinators, is part of a team that has pioneered process improvement at Mercy. Miller notes that the team’s process improvement efforts go beyond the math and the processes to focus on the human element as well.

Read the full feature story and more on the SCPC website.

Mercy Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.

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