The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has awarded Sanford’s Central Carolina Hospital with it’s Heart Failure Accreditation status, in recognition of the hospital’s demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure. Hospitals who receive this recognition undertake a multi-faceted clinical process, and must meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria from the organization.
Hospitals that are effective in assisting heart failure patients are able to reduce time-to-treatment, identify and predict high-risk patients and reduce length-of-stay and hospital readmissions.
CCH Interim CEO Spencer Thomas comments, “”We are extremely pleased to have achieved this designation. Accreditation is a rigorous process, but one that we welcome as a continual quality improvement mechanism. Earning American College of Cardiology Heart Failure Accreditation is another measure of our commitment to excellence and reflects our commitment to our patients. I am extremely proud of our team who worked to make this a reality.”
The ACC and the American Heart Association are collaborating with hospitals throughout the United States to establish co-branded accreditation services that help patients evaluate the level of cardiac care provided by hospitals.