Corsicana, TX—Navarro Regional Hospital recently received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), in recognition of the hospital’s commitment to the highest standards in the country for cardiovascular care. SCPC provides hospitals with evaluation tools to examine current operations and promote continual improvement in cardiac care.
According to Trisha Wren, Assistant Critical Care Director and Chest Pain Coordinator at Navarro Regional Hospital, “Chest Pain Center accreditation encompasses many facets of the hospital’s heart care program: direct patient care, clinical education and strategic planning for future program development. Accreditation also links the hospital with other medical specialties and emergency services – such as Corsicana Fire and Rescue, PHI Air Medical, emergency medicine and dispatch services in the area. These integrated relationships mean shorter response times, more seamless communication between emergency responders, and expedited treatment and possibly transportation for cardiac patients to a higher level of care. The average patient arrives in the emergency department more than two hours after the onset of symptoms, but what they don’t realize is that the sooner a heart attack is treated, the less damage to the heart and a better outcome for the patient.”
“We are very proud of this accomplishment. We are holding ourselves accountable for meeting national quality guidelines for chest pain care. In addition, our key partnerships in our community and around the region put us in a very strong position for continued success”, noted cardiologist Eron Crouch, M.D.
“Navarro Regional is committed to making our heart care program the best it can be – and this means pursuing a path of continual improvement and ongoing evaluation of our clinical practices,” says Michael Stewart, CEO of Navarro Regional Hospital. “When the people who live and work in Navarro County think about quality health care, we want them to think of Navarro Regional Hospital.”
3201 West Highway 22
Corsicana, TX 75110