The American College of Cardiology recognized Baptist North Mississippi with its Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation, which is based on a team’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat cardiac cath lab patients.
“Baptist North Mississippi has demonstrated its commitment to providing Oxford and the surrounding community with excellent heart care,” said Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Baptist North Mississippi with Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI.”
The accreditation is awarded to hospitals that achieve excellence in diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary interventions, also known as coronary angioplasty. Percutaneous coronary intervention, a non-surgical procedure, opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries with a balloon to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack.
The ACC accreditation process involves completing a gap analysis, examining variances of care, developing an action plan, undergoing a rigorous on-site review and monitoring for sustained success. The 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 efforts to improve patient outcomes.
“Baptist North Mississippi is proud to have received this accreditation from the American College of Cardiology,” said Bill Henning, CEO and administrator of Baptist North Mississippi. “This accreditation is a testament to the high-quality heart care our team delivers to our community.”