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Published on August 04, 2020

Wayne UNC Health Care Earns ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation

American College of Cardiology

Goldsboro, NC, August 4, 2020—The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Wayne UNC Health Care for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. The health system recently gained Chest Pain Center Accreditation, following a rigorous onsite evaluation of the team’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

“Heart disease is a serious health issue here in Wayne County,” said Wayne UNC Health Care President & CEO Janie Jaberg. “This accreditation supports our commitment to healing our community and providing a high standard of care based on industry best practices.”

Hospitals with Chest Pain Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. They have streamlined their systems from admission to reevaluation to diagnosis and treatment all the way through to post-discharge care and recommendations and assistance in patient lifestyle changes.

To earn accreditation, Wayne UNC took part in a multi-faceted clinical process involving a gap analysis, examining variances of care, developing an action plan, a rigorous onsite review and monitoring for sustained success. Improved methods and strategies of caring for patients include streamlining processes, implementing guidelines and standards and adopting best practices in the care of patients experiencing signs and symptoms of a heart attack.

Health systems 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 support efforts leading to better patient education and improved patient outcomes.

About the American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.

About Wayne UNC Health Care

At Wayne UNC Health Care, our Mission is Patients First. Quality Health Care. Close to Home. Part of the UNC Health Care’s integrated network of primary and specialty providers, clinical programs and hospitals, WUNC’s 1,700 teammates and more than 150 physicians provide comprehensive medical services ranging from cancer care to surgery to women’s health

For more information, please contact Brittani Schultze-Gardner at 919-731-6297 or brittani.schultze-gardner@waynehealth.org.

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Cale Grady
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919-587-4792
cale.grady@unchealth.unc.edu

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