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HackensackUMC Mountainside Newly Accredited as National Chest Pain Center

MONTCLAIR, NJ - HackensackUMC Mountainside has much to be proud of. The hopsital has recently earned Primary PCI Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) as a Chest Pain Center. 

This prestigious announcement is in recognition of the hospital’s commitment to the highest standards in the country for cardiovascular care.

A heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) occurs because of coronary heart disease, which is the narrowing of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart muscle. When the blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted or blocked, the heart muscle is deprived of oxygen. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) refers to a balloon and stent placement in a coronary artery that opens a blockage and thus restores blood flow and oxygen to the heart.

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Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for both men and women in New Jersey and the United States. Every year about 735,000 Americans have a heart attack. Of these, 525,000 are a first heart attack and 210,000 happen in people who have already suffered from a previous heart attack.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United State every year, that 1 in every 4 deaths.

“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 the better the outcome for the patient. Our cardiac team has worked very hard on our processes to provide the best care for our community. This designation recognizes our commitment to excellent patient-centered cardiac care,” said John Fromhold, Chief Executive Officer at HackensackUMC Mountainside.

The Accredited Chest Pain Center’s protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether or not they are having a coronary event. SCPC’s accreditation process ensures that centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine.

The Accredited Chest Pain Center at HackensackUMC Mountainside has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of SPCP’s accreditation review specialists. Key areas in which an Accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include the following:

·        Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system

·        Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly

·        Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms

·        Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures

·        Ensuring the competence and training of Accredited Chest Pain Center personnel

·        Maintaining organizational structure and commitment

·        Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care

·        Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack

 

About HackensackUMC Mountainside

HackensackUMC Mountainside has been serving Montclair and its surrounding New Jersey communities since 1891. The hospital, part of the Hackensack University Health Network, provides patients immediate access to innovative and effective treatment alternatives at specialized centers within the hospital that focus on imaging, women’s health, cancer care, surgery, obesity, stroke and chronic kidney disease. HackensackUMC Mountainside is designated as a Primary Stroke Center by the NJ State Department of Health and Senior Services and is one of only a few community hospitals licensed by the State to perform emergency cardiac angioplasty. To learn more about HackensackUMC Mountainside visitwww.mountainsidehosp.com.

 

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