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ACE Releases Two Videos; Why CHI Accredited our Cardiac Cath Labs with ACE and Why Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital decided on Re-accreditation with ACE

CHI, as a national healthcare system, decided to have all of our cardiac cath labs accredited with ACE. We expect our partnership with ACE will reduce variation and align our care with the most current standards and best practices. -- Mary Osborne, CHI

This has been a month of exciting news from ACE. Two videos have been released: Why CHI Accredited our Cardiac Cath Labs with ACE and Why Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital decided on Re-accreditation with ACE.

Why Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Accredited our Cardiac Cath Labs with ACE, taped during the 2015 Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) Scientific Sessions in Las Vegas, NV, has just been released. In the video, Mary Osborne, RN, MSN, MBA, Director, CHI National Cardiovascular Service Line discusses the CHI System partnership with ACE accreditation. To date, fifteen CHI facilities have applied for ACE accreditation. Ten facilities have achieved accreditation and five more facilities have been visited.

“CHI, as a national healthcare system, decided to have all of our cardiac cath labs accredited with ACE. We expect our partnership with ACE will reduce variation and align our care with the most current standards and best practices,” says Ms. Osborne.

In the second video, Timothy C. Ball, MD, PhD, Cath Lab Medical Director, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA, discusses Why Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital decided on Re-accreditation with ACE.

“In the beginning, I was skeptical about the cost/benefit ratio of the first ACE accreditation,” says Dr. Ball. “Now we know that the rewards of ACE accreditation outweigh the costs. The ACE accreditation process has improved our cardiac cath lab, our interventions and our reporting.”

Click the following link to view: Mary Osborne, RN, MSN, MBA, Director, National Cardiovascular Service Line, Catholic Health Initiatives http://bit.ly/1TyG0zl

Click the following link to view: Timothy C. Ball, MD, PhD., Cath Lab Medical Director, Carilion Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA http://bit.ly/1Dd9ycr

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 SCAI, 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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