CTMF-LPOHH Receives American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System

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Published on August 27, 2018

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler Receives American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation

 

            Tyler, TXThe CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler has been awarded the American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation, a comprehensive level of designation for cardiovascular care. It recognizes hospitals committed to following proven treatment guidelines incorporated into a comprehensive system of care to fully address the needs of patients with complex cardiac conditions. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler is FIRST in the state of Texas and Fifth in the nation to earn this honor.

 

Hospitals accredited as Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence must meet or exceed standards established using multidisciplinary treatment models for all types of cardiovascular patients. These standards include 24/7 cardiovascular services, comprehensive training for all staff caring for this patient population, a strong internal and external systems of care approach to deliver services and extensive outreach to help their community recognize and participate in cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular Centers of Excellence accredited facilities are recognized as champions in their populations’ health.

 

“This accreditation has been made possible through the efforts of our physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, caregivers, associates and every member of the team pouring themselves into our mission each and every day they come to work. Their commitment is a true indication of the ongoing and tireless pursuit of excellence of this organization in service to our community,” said Chris Glenney, FACHE, CEO of CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System. “Our team provides exceptional and compassionate care, and we are proud to be a part of it and of what we’ve accomplished together on behalf of our patients.”

 

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances and the Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler underwent extensive reviews by the American Heart Association’s accreditation review team.  During the reviews, cardiovascular quality improvement specialists reviewed the hospital’s policies, procedures and operations to ensure appropriate diagnosis, treatment and education protocols were in place and executed for the cardiovascular patients. The facility also had to demonstrate efforts in enhancing their community’s awareness on the importance of cardiovascular health. 

 

Key areas in which CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler demonstrated a commitment to adherence to accreditation required treatment standards include:

  • The care of the patients experiencing a “Heart Attack”   
  • The care of patients fighting “Heart Failure”
  • The care of patients with “Atrial Fib” and “Heart Arrhythmias”
  • The care of patients in the “Cath Lab” including heart procedures and implants

 

As a result of their exemplary efforts, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler will display the official American Heart Association Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation heart-check mark.

 

“CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler is thoroughly committed to providing our patients the highest quality cardiovascular care centered in current scientific research,” said C. Fagg Sanford, M.D., Chief of Cardiology at the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler.  “The American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation has highlighted our accomplishments and recognizes our commitment to continually work to improve the overall multidisciplinary treatment and care for our patients.”

 

“Obtaining accreditation for our Cardiovascular Center of Excellence is validation of the dedication of our associates, our physicians, and the entire CHRSITUS Trinity Mother Frances System to the health and wellbeing of our community,” said Jamie Moore RN, CCCC, AACC, Clinical Director for the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence and AMI coordinator. “In pursuit of our vision we are committed to being leaders, and partners to advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals.”

 

The overall goal for the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation is to improve the outcomes of patients affected by cardiovascular disease.  This is accomplished by optimizing the patient and caregiver experiences through a collaborative approach to incorporate best practices founded on established evidence-based cardiovascular treatment guidelines fostered in a system’s of care approach.

 

“In order to achieve this accreditation, our cardiovascular team was required to demonstrate excellence in cardiovascular care, using a collaborative care model and team approach, to ensure all of our patients have the best practice outcomes,” said Deb Chelette, RN, BSN, MHA, Associate Vice President of the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler and Cardiovascular Services for CHRISTUS Health in Northeast Texas. “This recognition demonstrates our team’s commitment to continued pursuit of excellence and serving our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ."

 

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For more information on the American Heart Association cardiac accreditation programs, visit our websites: www.heart.org/cardiacaccreditation

 

 

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System includes CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospitals - Tyler, South Tyler, Jacksonville, Winnsboro and Sulphur Springs, the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital a partner of Encompass Health, Tyler Continue CARE Hospital at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital, a long-term acute care facility, and CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic. CHRISTUS Trinity Clinic is the area's preferred multi-specialty medical group, with more than 600 Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers representing 36 specialties in 34 locations serving Northeast Texas across 41 counties. For more information on services available through CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System, visit christustmf.org

 

Bed count - 402 - CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler

Bed count - 8 - CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - South Tyler

Bed count - 25 - CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Jacksonville

Bed Count - 96 - CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Sulphur Springs

Bed count - 25 - CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital - Winnsboro

Bed count - 94 - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Rehabilitation Hospital

Bed count - 72 - CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart - Tyler

Bed count - 51 - Tyler ContinueCARE Hospital at CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital

 

About the American Heart Association’s Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation

The Cardiovascular Center of Excellence (CVCOE) accreditation offers cardiovascular programs a model to ensure best practices and evidence–based medicine is implemented in a standardized fashion for the delivery of cohesive and consistent multidisciplinary cardiovascular care.  The CVCOE Accreditation recognizes facilities with robust foundational programs in Chest Pain, Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure. CVCOE standards focus on the areas of Governance, Systems of Care and Clinical Quality.  AHA works with hospitals acting as learning health systems striving to create environments where excellence is demonstrated, monitored and continually assessed for improvement. For more information about this accreditation, visit www.heart.org/cardiacaccreditation.

Reviewed by WK on August 27, 2018

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