Chest Pain Accreditation

Princeton Baptist Medical Center has received full accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers Accreditation Review Committee, making it the first hospital to do so in the greater Birmingham area.

As an integrated part of the Chest Pain Center at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Cardiology, P. C. has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria, and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

What this means for Cardiology, P.C. patients:

Better care

Better prognosis

Better quality of life

Faster treatment

Better communication

Health Care Facilities that have received Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation, as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. These facilities serve as a point of entry into the healthcare system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and they help to promote a healthier lifestyle in an attempt to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.

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