Accredited Chest Pain Center With PCI
Genesis-Good Samaritan’s accreditation as a Chest Pain Center means you can be confident that we have the right skills, team, technology and equipment available day and night to stop a heart attack in its tracks. With faster diagnoses and rapid cardiac intervention, our experts can help prevent or even reverse muscle damage to your heart.
What It Means to be an Accredited Chest Pain Center With PCI
An accredited chest pain center with PCI means that a hospital has dedicated interventional cardiologists, and cardiology and emergency personnel trained in rapid response and treatment of heart attacks, which ensures reduced heart muscle damage. Genesis-Good Samaritan has earned chest pain center accreditation with PCI. The accreditation is provided by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and is only granted to hospitals that closely follow the American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association’s recommendations to improve and save lives.
This accreditation is a coveted national seal of approval that verifies Genesis is the leader in cardiac diagnoses and interventions in the southeast Ohio area, offering the latest technology in the care and treatment of the cardiac patient. Chest Pain Center Accreditation requires processes be in place to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to monitor patients when it is not clear whether they are having a heart attack. Such observation helps ensure that a patient is neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.
Why Choose Genesis If You're Having Chest Pain?
If you’re having a heart attack, every second counts! Your heart is like a big muscle that works continuously to pump and circulate blood throughout your body. During a heart attack, blood supply is cut off from the heart, usually as a result of a blocked vessel – and without a constant flow of blood, the heart stops working. The sooner treatment begins to open blocked vessels and restore blood flow to the heart, the better your chance for a full recovery. Not every hospital can offer you the state-of-the-art diagnostic testing and on-site interventional options that are available at Genesis:
- 24 hour on-site angioplasty/coronary intervention
- 24 hour diagnostic catheterization
- 24 hour open-heart surgery capabilities