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Seals of Approval: Why Are They Important to You and Your Heart?

Patients expect they are receiving the best possible heart care when they walk through the doors of a hospital. But how can they be sure?

Taking a look at a hospital’s participation in voluntary accreditation processes is one way. Hospitals use these processes to compare their performance against a set of national standards to demonstrate the quality of their care.

ACE Accreditation

ProMedica Toledo Hospital recently completed Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence™ (ACE), earning accreditation for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention at its cath lab. Toledo Hospital is the first – and only – hospital in Ohio to accomplish this accreditation; only 1% of cath labs in the United States have achieved it.

“Our goal with ACE is to ensure that we are providing the most appropriate, best possible and safest care for our patients who entrust their hearts to us,” says Praveen Tamirisa, MD, MS, MBA, FACC, FSCAI. Dr. Tamirisa is an interventional cardiologist with ProMedica Physicians Cardiology, formerly known as Northwest Ohio Cardiology Consultants. “Each year close to 5,000 diagnostic cardiac catheterizations and 1,200 interventional procedures are performed at the ProMedica Toledo Hospital cath lab.”

Learn more about what ACE accreditation means for your care

In addition to ACE, our heart and vascular medical staff, labs, clinics and programs have earned several other accolades. Here are the organizations and associations whose certification and accrediting programs we have achieved:

Featured Accreditations

Healthgrades: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care AwardTM

2014, 2013
The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Care Award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in heart bypass surgery, coronary interventional procedures, heart attack treatment, heart failure treatment, and heart valve surgery. Patients who have these treatments or procedures at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk dying.

Healthgrades: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery AwardTM

2014, 2013
The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery Award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in heart bypass surgery and heart valve surgery. Patients who have these surgeries at these nationally recognized hospitals have a lower risk dying.

Healthgrades: Recipient of the HealthGrades Cardiac Care Excellence AwardTM

2014, 2013
ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE), earning accreditation for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention.

Other Accreditations

ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Bronze Level Recognition for Mission: Lifeline

American Heart Association accrediation for STEMI care

Accredited Chest Pain Center with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) by The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SP

Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Care Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)

Recipient of the Healthgrades Cardiac Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)

Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Cardiac Services in 2014

Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiac Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)

Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Cardiology Services in 2014

Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)

Five-Star Recipient for Valve Surgery for 2 Years in a Row (2013-2014)

Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Attack for 8 Years in a Row (2007-2014)

Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Heart Failure for 10 Years in a Row (2005-2014)

Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories
http://intersocietal.org/vascular/

Residency Review Committee of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
http://www.acgme.org/acgmeweb/

Society for Chest Pain Centers (Accredited Chest Pain Center)
http://www.scpcp.org/

Our vascular surgeons are certified by the American Board of Surgery.

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