Scott & White Hospital Temple Achieves ACE Reaccreditation; Emory University Hospital Named Among Nation’s 50 Best Hospitals for Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery

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Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) accredited facilities show continued quality leadership.

The ACE reaccreditation process is a significant accomplishment that demonstrates a program's renewed commitment to achieving the highest standards of care. - Bonnie Weiner, MD, ACE CMO

Scott & White Hospital Temple, now part of Baylor Scott & White Health just became the third facility to complete the rigorous process of ACE reaccreditation. The cardiac catheterization laboratory at Scott & White Hospital Temple is recognized for two ACE accreditations: Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization & Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (Cath/PCI).

ACE accreditation and reaccreditation are strategic approaches to ensuring the delivery of the highest quality care as defined by nationally accepted best practices in invasive and interventional cardiology. To achieve ACE reaccreditation, the physicians and staff at Scott & White Hospital Temple worked in partnership with ACE’s expert reviewers to validate compliance with current published guidelines and consensus documents.

"The ACE reaccreditation process is a significant accomplishment that demonstrates a program's renewed commitment to achieving the highest standards of care," says Bonnie Weiner, M.D., MSEC, MBA, MSCAI, FACC, and ACE's chief medical officer. "As a leader in interventional cardiology, Scott & White Hospital Temple once again serves as a model for hospitals aiming to better serve their patients."

In addition, Emory University Hospital was named one of the nation’s 50 Best Hospitals for Adult Cardiology & Heart Surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Emory University Hospital is currently ACE-accredited for its catheterization and PCI programs. Emory University Hospital has a long history of national leadership in quality cardiovascular care, pioneering new techniques in angioplasty, intravascular imaging, and stent biomechanics.

Both Scott & White Hospital Temple and Emory University Hospital were also recently named among the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics. These awards reflect the ongoing commitment to cardiovascular excellence by ACE-accredited facilities.

Scott & White Hospital Temple, formerly Scott & White Memorial Hospital, now part of Baylor Scott & White Health, is the largest not-for-profit health care system in Texas. Another member of the Baylor Scott & White Health family, the Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital in Dallas, is also ACE-accredited for its catheterization and PCI programs.

Is your cardiac catheterization program ready to show a similar commitment to quality? Facilities seeking ACE accreditation and reaccreditation can obtain more information and complete the application process at http://www.cvexcel.org.

About Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE)

ACE is the global leader in accreditation and external quality review services for all catheter-based cardiovascular procedures. ACE, an independent organization sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), offers independent evaluation and monitoring of facilities that provide cardiovascular care. By reviewing facility and operator performance and comparing clinical decision-making to nationally accepted best practices, ACE quality review and accreditation services play a critical role in continuous quality improvement programs. Join us. Let us exceed your expectations and provide a free consultation. Contact ACE at info(at)cvexcel(dot)org or call our office at 202.657.6859 or visit our website at http://www.cvexcel.org.

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