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UofL Health - Jewish Hospital Chest Pain Center

Kentucky’s First Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation

Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation

In 2016, UofL Health - Jewish Hospital became the first hospital in Kentucky to receive full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an Institute of the American College of Cardiology. 

CPC-accredited hospitals demonstrate better survival rates and lower readmission rates for heart attack and heart failure patients. This designation boosts UofL Health - Jewish Hospital’s already prominent reputation as a world-class heart care facility.

An Accredited Chest Pain Center’s (CPC) evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to cardiac patient care allows clinicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack. Accredited facilities better monitor patients when it is not initially clear whether or not a patient is having a coronary event. Such monitoring ensures patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.

By achieving SCPC’s Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI with Resuscitation Accreditation status, UofL Health - Jewish Hospital demonstrates expertise in the following areas:

  • Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
  • Assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly
  • Effectively treating patients at low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
  • Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
  • Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack