Lakeland Regional Health’s Chest Pain Center recently garnered Primary PCI Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), rendering it Polk County’s longest-accredited chest pain center for the next three years effective July 31.
“We are so pleased to be able to offer such a high level of care at the area’s most established chest pain facility,” Dr. Mack Reavis, Lakeland Regional Health’s Chief Medical Officer and Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center President, said. “Our team members hold themselves to a very high standard of patient care.”
The facility has been actively coordinating acute heart attack care with Polk County’s EMS services, recognizing that every minute is critical to recovery. The collaboration enables paramedics to summon the center’s on-call cardiac intervention team, effectively reducing the response time for better patient outcomes.
“When we empower paramedics to initiate care of a heart attack patient while in transport to our Medical Center and therefore save critical time, our results show a tremendous improvement in the outcome of our patients,” Dr. John Canto, who serves as director of Lakeland Regional Health's Chest Pain Center, said.
The certification ensures that Lakeland Regional Health has demonstrated full integration with EMS services, administers quick and accurate diagnosis and treatment, and operates effectively and competently. Additionally, the facility maintains continuous community outreach to educate the public.
SCPC, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating heart disease, is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
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