Aurora BayCare Cardiology cath lab earns accreditation
Tue, Jul 14, 2020
The American College of Cardiology awarded Aurora BayCare Medical Center’s cath lab the Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI for demonstrating its expertise and commitment to treating patients.
That patient care includes diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary intervention procedures. A percutaneous coronary intervention or PCI is a non-surgical procedure that relieves symptoms of heart disease or reduces heart damage during or after a heart attack.
Aurora BayCare’s cardiac cath lab earned the accreditation in May. The accreditation was earned based on the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients.
“This accreditation illustrates the commitment our team has to ensuring we consistently provide our patients the best possible clinical outcomes and superior cardiovascular care,” said Dr. Scott Weslow, an interventional cardiologist with Aurora BayCare Cardiology and medical director of Cardiac Cath Lab. “You truly are in good hands when you entrust your heart care to us.”
The three-year accreditation is indicative of the hospital’s “ongoing commitment to reduce cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality,” said Cathleen Gates, interim chief executive officer with the American College of Cardiology.
“Aurora BayCare Medical Center’s Cardiac Cath Lab has demonstrated its commitment to providing northeast Wisconsin with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Aurora BayCare Medical Center’s cardiac cath lab with Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI.”
Hospitals receiving Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI have met or exceeded an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians and other administrative staff that earnestly support the efforts leading to improved patient outcomes.
About Aurora Health Care
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.
About BayCare Clinic
BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.
About Aurora BayCare
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.
About the American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.
For more information about ACC Accreditation Services, visit accreditation.acc.org, or call toll-free 1-877-271-4176.