Testimonials & Success Stories

With more than 1,000 hospital accreditations granted, our reputation has grown among the leaders in the fields of emergency medicine and cardiology. Together, we are creating communities of excellence that operationalize the science of cardiovascular medicine.

Because Every Heart Matters ™

"Because Every Heart Matters" we are happy to share both success stories and a few brief "real-life" reports that resonate with our cardiovascular community.

Shire Ridge Lowers Heart Failure Readmission Rates

Modino Hospital Improves Cath Lab Transfer Times

Daylin Hospital Decreases Diversions

Morin Medical Center Decreases Troponin Test Time

Pulton Medical Center Tackles Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates

Tolon Hospital: Tackling Heart Failure Readmissions

Laret Regional Makes STEMI Process Improvements

Citizens Baptist Medical Center, Talladega, Alabama

Florida Facility Improves EMS Volume

St. Elizabeth Health Center, Youngstown, Ohio

West Tennessee Heart and Vascular Center, Jackson, Tennessee

Houston Northwest Medical Center, Houston, Texas

In addition, many recognized authorities around the country have commented about the Accreditation process and all it brings to their facilities. As of January 2017, we became ACC Accreditation Services. Many of the comments below refer to our former organizational name, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

What your peers are saying about accreditation:


"Emergency care is a focus at LifePoint. The emergency room often is a patient's first impression of the hospital. System-wide, we focus on providing the best possible patient experience and improving quality by reducing variation, promoting consistency and adopting best practices to enhance our emergency services. Chest Pain Center Accreditation aligns well with our efforts, and we are proud of our 23 hospitals that recently earned this designation."

David Dill, President and CEO
Lifepoint Health, Brentwood, Tennessee


"The accreditation process for Afib was very well done and supported by our reviewer every step of the way. She provided support, education and process improvements that will help our a-fib patients. Our Cardiologists appreciated her vast knowledge."

Elaine Walker, RN MSN
Scranton Regional, Scranton, Pennsylvania


"The accreditation team was fabulous! They were very helpful every step of the way and were eager to offer suggestions on ways to improve patient care. Thank you!!"

Cheryl Bailey
Executive Director
Cullman Regional, Cullman, Alabama


"The experience of this accreditation has provided a wealth of knowledge and identified how we can improve the care we provide to our patients. Thank You."

Shelley Shellenbarger
Director of Cardiology Services
Saint Francis Hospital-Bartlett, Memphis, Tennessee


"Chest Pain Accreditation is a great way for community hospitals to validate evidenced based practices or assist in initiating those best practices if they are not currently present."

Daniel Sutton, BS, MPA, RRT
Regional VP CV Services
Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, Ohio


"I just want to say how impressed I was with the assistance and encouragement given by our accreditation navigator. She was amazing! She was there at every step of the process to give feedback clearly defines the importance of heart failure patients in the CMS reimbursement paradigm for the executive team."

Niki Mclamb-Doanes, RN, CCCC
CV Accreditation Coordinator
Piedmont Henry Hospital, Stockbridge, Georgia


"Your patience, understanding and your willingness to assist us has been wonderful. The Society's accreditation process was the first for me in any accreditation process outside of prehospital medicine. The last two accreditations have been a great experience for me personally. I have also discovered that not all accreditation processes are as educational and helpful as the Society's. The Society certainly raises the bar for other accrediting bodies."

Kevin J. Hack, MOL EMT-P
Director of Southern Market Operations and Development Director of Ambulance/EMS
Riverside Medical Center, Kankakee, llinois


"You cannot imagine what this goal means to me, personally. I love my facility. Being a nurse has always been my passion and heart — how I enter a room, so to speak. I wholly believe in the standards set by the Society. Thus, I want our patients to have the safest environment to come to and the best possible outcomes. I want everyone in our community to know that our little facility can care for hearts in a BIG way."

Trish Jankowski, Clinical Nurse Educator, Chest Pain Coordinator
Mimbres Memorial Hospital, Deming, New Mexico


"I would like to express my appreciation for the great kindness and helpfulness I received from the members of the Society. During the preparation process, I always had the perception of a team that was prepared to do all they could to help me to succeed … all communication from the Society staff was very supportive and positive. Nice is an overused word, but everyone was always so very nice."

Christina Freeman, Regional STEMI Coordinator, CPC Accreditation Coordinator
Greenville Health System, Greenville, South Carolina


"This [Chest Pain Center] accreditation shows our commitment to providing the highest quality care for our patients. We ensure that patients who are brought in with heart attack symptoms are responded to effectively and efficiently. The emergency department does an extraordinary job treating patients and educating them about their health issues."

Lisa Truman, Vice President of Patient Care Services
Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio


"The beauty of the Society's efforts is the foundation of continuous process improvement. The key word is: continuous. We have an edge in the community with our treatment of acute MI, people know very well where to come."

Ahmed Sabe, MD, Executive Director
Mercy Heart Center, Mercy Medical Center, Canton, Ohio


"We are very excited about this achievement [full accreditation with PCI]. This recognition shows that our clinical quality is best in class, which will continue to deliver excellent outcomes for our patients."

Gwen Alonso, CNO
Florida Hospital Zephyrhills, Zephyrhills, Florida


"The SCPC has the highest performance standards for Chest Pain Center Accreditation. Clinical studies have shown that patients treated in SCPC accredited hospitals have better outcomes, which is the main reason we started pursuing accreditation."

Wayne Ruppert, Cardiovascular Care Coordinator
Pasco Regional Medical Center, Dade City, Florida


"[Chest Pain Center accreditation] has been one of my more challenging, but also rewarding endeavors. I am very proud to have been a part of the team effort to create a program and to see every facet of the hospital work towards improving the care of the cardiac patient. To see the objective and tangible benefits that have occurred over the past 15+ months has made it all worthwhile."

Commander Michael Juliano, MD, Director
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Portsmouth, Virginia


"Our cardiology program is one we are extremely proud of. As we work toward building our strategic plan to be a regional medical center, services such as angioplasty and a door-to-balloon time that stays well within the Society's guidelines will enhance the quality of care we provide to our patients and be integral to our success."

James P. Alender, President and CEO
Community Howard Regional Health, Kokomo, Indiana


"Accreditation [Chest Pain Center with PCI] proves that our standards of care are among the highest in the nation. This accreditation not only involves our own internal protocols for establishing quality care for cardiac patients, it also involves community education, awareness programs, and training of ambulance crews in order to prevent heart attack deaths."

Christopher Paa, MD, Medical Director, Cardiac Program
Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota


"Meridian's recognition as the first and only health care system in New Jersey to receive [Chest Pain Center] accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care confirms that each hospital's EMS, emergency medicine team, cardiac catheterization lab, observation unit, cardiac rehab, and discharge unit provides the best care available for patients suffering from chest pain."

Steven G. Littleson, FACHE, President of Jersey Shore and Executive Sponsor
Meridian Healthcare System, Neptune, New Jersey


"By becoming an accredited Chest Pain Center, Mon General has demonstrated the high level of quality care it provides and a commitment to higher standards. To receive the accreditation, Mon General participated in a rigorous evaluation by SCPC for our ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack."

Dave Lawrence, MD, Emergency Department Medical Director
Mon General Hospital, Morgantown, West Virginia


"Patients can be assured that, no matter which of our seven accredited Chest Pain Centers they choose, they will find a consistent standard of high-quality expertise best suited to treat their heart problems."

Holly Cook, Manager, Cardiovascular Level One Programs
Indiana University Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, Indiana