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Chest Pain Center Accreditation

What is Chest Pain Center accreditation?

Tanner Health System now offers accredited Chest Pain Centers in Carrollton and Villa Rica that are ready to provide the advanced care you need, from assessment to diagnosis and treatment, including interventional care like angioplasty and stenting.

Tanner’s Chest Pain Centers are accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The accreditation process was months in the planning, including vigorous on-site inspections, interviews with patient care teams and process refinement and evaluation to ensure that chest pain patients can receive the best possible care available.

How Tanner Heart Care earned accreditation

To stand for accreditation, the health system streamlined its processes for the diagnosis, treatment and management of chest pain patients, worked to ensure patients received medically appropriate lengths of stay after treatment and verified that its treatment protocols were on par with the latest evidence-based processes.

For patients, the accreditation ensures that a cardiac care team is on standby around the clock to respond to chest pain patients, that measures are in place to move patients into treatment as quickly as possible and that patients will not be kept in the hospital any longer than is medically necessary — nor will patients be discharged from care too early.

To best benefit from the advanced care available at Tanner’s Chest Pain Centers, call 911 at the earliest signs of a heart attack. This allows assessment and diagnosis to begin in the ambulance en route to the hospital, so a care team can be standing by to deliver the appropriate care when a patient arrives. Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton is one of only a few community hospitals in Georgia offering percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) — also called angioplasty and stenting — to relieve the symptoms of a heart attack and preserve heart muscle. Tanner expanded the service to Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica in 2015, providing a second regional destination for lifesaving heart care.

At Tanner, we’re saving hearts and changing lives with heart care beyond measure.

About the SCPC

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is an international, nonprofit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their efforts to create cardiovascular centers of excellence that deliver quality care and patient satisfaction in a cost sensitive environment. As the accreditation services arm of the American College of Cardiology, SCPC offers individual hospitals and hospital systems the support needed to effectively reduce variations of care and bridge existing gaps in treatment. Through its collaboration with actively engaged, multidisciplinary teams, SCPC is Taking Science to the Bedside™ and improving outcomes in the management of heart disease. For more information about SCPC's accreditation and certification opportunities, visit www.scpc.org.

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