Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence; Lawrence General Hospital - first in New England | Heart and Vascular Health | Scoop.it

Lawrence General Hospital cardiac catheterization laboratory today achieved Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence for catheterization and PCI (angioplasty and stenting).  The first in New England.

• ACE accreditation is a professional review of an organization’s structure, internal processes, patient safety practices, and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.
• ACE is sponsored by The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions and American College of Cardiology, the two leading professional cardiovascular organizations, jointly representing over 40,000 practitioners.
• The extensive consultative and educational Accreditation recognizes committment to providing high quality care for patients. With ACE certification patients and providers in the community served can be certian that  the catheterizatuion laboratory is meeting or exceeding the standards set by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.

Lawrence Genral is committed to achieving the highest standards.

ACE accreditation/CQI also

provides a standard of care for patients comparing one facility to anothercertifies to insurers that beneficiaries are getting the best possible care provides independent, unbiased, outcome-based evidence to patients & families that they are receiving the highest quality carevalidates LGH's position, voice, and influence in government policy-making circlesreduces costs by supporting a more effective and efficient operation based on uniform standardsminimizes complications, which in turn benefits payors, patients, and society by reducing costs.