Awards and Achievements

MHS Chest Pain Centers Achieve SCPC Accreditation

Published: Jan. 6, 2015
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Methodist Hospital and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital have further solidified their position as leaders in cardiac care after recently earning Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.

They also serve as a point of entry into the healthcare system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and they help to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.

To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Methodist Health System engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. To the community served by both hospitals this means that processes are in place which meet strict criteria aimed at:

  • Reducing the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment
  • Treating patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved
  • Monitoring patients when it is not certain that they are having a heart attack to ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital

For the full "Methodist Achieves New Status as Accredited Chest Pain Center" press release, click here.

MHS Chest Pain Center Locations

  • Methodist Hospital Chest Pain Center:
    4-bed open bay on 9th floor in the South Tower
  • Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Chest Pain Center:
    Monitored beds in Telemetry or Intensive Care