MVHS receives cardiac cath lab accreditation

The Mohawk Valley Health System is the first in New York state to receive accreditation of its cardiac cathererization by the American College of Cardiology.

This accreditation recognizes MVHS’s demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to the cardiac cath lab for care.

MVHS was awarded the accreditation based on an onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who come to the cardiac cath lab. Hospitals that have proven exceptional competency in treating patients who require cardiac catheterization have standardized their assessment process for patients before undergoing catheterization to ensure quality and patient safety.

They ensure that care in the procedure room for sedation, infection control, radiation safety, universal protocol and time out procedures is fully coordinated.

They have mastered the appropriate transfer to a cath recovery unit to better monitor and track complications, enhance physician-to-patient communication, patient family communication, discharge instructions and follow-up information.

Hospitals receiving accreditation from the ACC must take part in a multi-faceted clinical process.

The ACC offers the United States and international hospitals such as MVHS access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance.