AP NEWS

Hospital’s cath lab recognized for excellence

March 30, 2019

The American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services has recognized Havasu Regional Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to a cardiac cath lab for care.

HRMC is the first and only hospital in Arizona to earn this accreditation and one of only 24 hospitals in the nation to receive the recognition, according to a news release provided by the hospital. The lab provides diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary intervention procedures. HRMC was awarded Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI in February based on onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients.

Percutaneous coronary intervention is also known as coronary angioplasty, with or without stenting. It is a non-surgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries with a balloon and/or stent to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack.

Facilities that achieve accreditation meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians and other administrative staff that support the efforts leading to improved patient outcomes.

“Achieving this accreditation was a tremendous effort made by our entire team,” said Wes Taylor, chief operating officer at HRMC, in a news release “We provide evidenced based world-class heart and vascular services right here in the greater Lake Havasu region. I’m incredibly proud of our organization. This achievement speaks to the quality of not only the cath lab but the heart vascular service line as a whole.”

HRMC is a licensed 171-bed acute care facility providing 24 hour emergency services. It is a Level III Trauma Center accredited by the America College of Surgeons. There are more than 130 affiliated physicians and allied health professionals on its medical staff. HRMC is partially owned or invested in by physicians.