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The Vintage Hospital receives chest pain accreditation

November 8, 2018

The American College of Cardiology has given CHI St. Luke - The Vintage Hospital the Chest Pain Center with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Accreditation after the hospital demonstrated competency in diagnosing and treating patients showing signs of heart attacks.

According to an October press release from The Vintage Hospital, the accreditation proves the hospital has an infrastructure and staff trained and well equipped for handling chest pain issues.

Mohammad Aslam, vice president and chief nursing officer for The Vintage Hospital, said the accreditation is based on training and collaboration between several groups that deal with hear issues, including emergency room physicians and emergency service professionals. Teams in the hospital need to work together in order to give patients a quick transition from the ambulance to the catheterization laboratory to the hospital room, Aslam said.

“We trigger our chest pain protocols and our team is ready when a patient arrives,” he said. “We’re making sure we meet the national benchmark, and our fastest time for getting patients care was four minutes.”

With The Vintage Hospital being located in northwest Houston, Aslam said the goal is to make sure community members do not have to travel for proper care.

“We want to be able to provide the critical care services for northwest Houston instead of going downtown,” he said.

Dr. Phillip D. Levy, chair for the ACC Accreditation Management Board, said The Vintage Hospital has proven they deserve the accreditation. Aslam said the accreditation is an honor.

This certification is a great accomplishment for our program and we are incredibly honored,” he said in the press release. “We are committed to using the best practices in heart attack treatment to provide the best and most compassionate care possible to our patients.”

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