Mon Health Medical Center receives Chest Pain accreditation

Posted Date: 11/6/2017
With the recent re-accreditation by the American College of Cardiology, Mon Health Medical Center continues to be the only accredited chest pain center with primary PCI in north central West Virginia.

PCI, also known as coronary angioplasty, is a non-surgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked arteries to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack.

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7.

“To receive the accreditation, we participated in a rigorous onsite evaluation by the American College of Cardiology for our ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack,” said Christopher Edwards, DO, medical director of the Mon Health Medical Center Emergency Department. “This accreditation recognizes our streamlined processes and the commitment by our physicians, nurses, clinicians and administrative staff to adopt best practices that lead to better patient education and clinical outcomes.”

Many different departments and services were instrumental in helping Mon Health obtain this accreditation. These include MECCA 9-1-1, which dispatches ambulances, Mon Health EMS, which transports patients and begins treating heart attack patients on the scene, as well as the ER, cath labs and medical staff.

The accreditation is good for three years.

About Mon Health Medical Center

Mon Health Medical Center is a 189-bed general, acute care hospital in Morgantown, WV. It is the flagship member of Mon Health, an integrated healthcare delivery system offering a full range of services. In addition to Mon Health Medical Center, Mon Health includes Mon Health Preston Memorial Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in Kingwood, WV; and Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital, a 70-bed hospital in Weston, WV. It was formed in 1982 to aid in strategic planning and to manage all of its affiliated entities under a common philosophy. Affiliates include Mon Health Emergency Medical Services, Mon Health Equipment & Supplies and Mon Health The Village at Heritage Point. In addition, Mon Health Primary Care includes a number of physician and specialty practices in Morgantown and the surrounding region. For more information, visit monhealth.com.

About the American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the college and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The college operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications. For more information about ACC Accreditation Services, visit accreditation.acc.org or call 877-271-4176.


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