ACMH is proud to announce that it has received ACE (Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence) accreditation for PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention) services.
To receive PCI accreditation, facilities without onsite open-heart surgery must meet the highest standards of PCI care as defined both by ACE and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
“By obtaining ACE accreditation, we acknowledge our commitment as a community hospital to provide high quality cardiac care close to home,” explained Ramzi Khalil, MD FACC, FSCAI, Medical Director of the ACMH Cath Lab.
In January 2014, the Pennsylvania Department of Health mandated that cardiac catheterization laboratories wishing to provide elective PCI services without onsite open-heart surgery at their facilities must be accredited by an approved accrediting organization with standards at least equal to those of ACE.
Since becoming the first accrediting organization recognized by the Commonwealth, ACE has been leading the way by providing expert guidance on implementing the highest standards of quality care in the cardiac catheterization lab.
An ACE accreditation means that ACMH (1) is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of quality care, (2) maintains current best practices as recommended by professional literature and nationally-accepted practice guidelines, (3) only performs PCI procedures when they are appropriate, (4) post-procedure care meets nationally-accepted gold standards, and (5) patient outcomes meet or exceed those of comparable facilities that follow medical best practices.
ACMH is one of only five hospitals in Pennsylvania that is ACE accredited for PCI.