Chest Pain Center Accreditation
Good Shepherd Medical Center is Longview’s first and only hospital to receive Chest Pain Center Accreditation by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC). Good Shepherd has earned Cycle III Chest Pain with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) Accreditation, the highest level of accreditation for Chest Pain Centers.
The SCPC promotes Chest Pain Centers as an operational model for heart attack care, starting from the onset of a patient’s symptoms, and including engagement of emergency dispatch services, emergency medical services and all cardiac units throughout the patient’s stay and continuing with cardiac rehabilitation after discharge. Good Shepherd’s code STEMI program measures the amount of time in which our team is able to successfully stop a heart attack and exceeds the national guidelines. The Good Shepherd team successfully performs this feat in less than 60 minutes on average – while the national benchmark is 90 minutes.
The faster a heart attack is treated the less damage to the heart, and the better the outcome of your treatment. That means you can trust Good Shepherd Medical Center to provide:
- Better care
- Better prognosis
- Better quality of life
- Better communication
- Better treatment
Good Shepherd is dedicated to providing our patients with the best heart care treatment available. As an Accredited Chest Pain Center we use the most effective paradigms and best practices in heart care to ensure that our patients receive:
- The right care at the right time to minimize or eliminate heart damage due to heart attack
- Timely and accurate diagnoses to reduce the disruption to your life and get you back home as soon as possible
- Help and communication to better understand how to respond to your heart emergencies
- Improved quality of life after a heart episode.