Lutheran Hospital recognized for cardiovascular care
The American College of Cardiology has recognized Lutheran Hospital for its commitment to cardiovascular care by awarding it the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence. Lutheran is one of only seven hospitals in the country to have HeartCARE Center status, which is the ACC’s highest recognition.
Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center designation have met a set of criteria including at least two earned CV accreditations offered by ACC, a third earned CV accreditation offered by the ACC or participation in a National Cardiovascular Data Registry, and involvement in additional efforts designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. Only one other Hospital in Indiana, IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, currently possesses this designation.
According to the ACC, hospitals receiving its HeartCARE Center designation have demonstrated their commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement. Visit cvquality.acc.org/accreditation/about-accreditation/faqs to learn more about accreditation through the American College of Cardiology.