The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus is one of only two hospitals in the country to receive recognition from the American College of Cardiology (ACC) under new, more rigorous standards for treating patients suffering from heart failure.
“ACC Accreditation Services is proud to bestow Heart Failure Accreditation on Sierra Campus,” said Abraham Joseph, Vice President of ACC Accreditation Services. “We commend Sierra Campus for its demonstrated leadership and commitment to providing El Paso area patients with excellent care of heart failure patients.”
Sierra Campus was awarded Heart Failure Accreditation in October, 2017 based on on-site review of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care, clinical quality measures and more.
Heart failure is a condition where the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. Hospitals that employ an evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to managing heart failure have been able to reduce time to treatment, and are able to identify and predict high-risk patients while also reducing length-of- stay and hospital re-admissions.
Hospitals receiving Heart Failure Accreditation from the ACC must take part in a multi-faceted clinical process that involves: completing a gap analysis; examining variances of care, developing an action plan; a rigorous onsite review; and monitoring for sustained success.
Improved methods and strategies of caring for patients include streamlining processes, implementing of guidelines and standards, and adopting best practices in the precise care of heart failure patients.
Facilities that achieve accreditation meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and other administrative staff that earnestly support the efforts leading to better patient education, improved patient outcomes, and more effective and efficient disease control.
“This important accreditation is a result of our team’s hard work, and commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate care,” said Monica Vargas-Mahar, CEO of Sierra Campus.” We thank our team for their passion and dedication to our patients and to moving health forward.”
The ACC and American Heart Association are collaborating to offer U.S. hospitals like Sierra Campus access to a comprehensive suite of co-branded cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance.
These services are focused on all aspects of cardiac care, including heart failure.