LEXINGTON, Ky. — Baptist Health Lexington is the first hospital in Kentucky to be awarded Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI by the American College of Cardiology based on its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients who come to a cardiac cath lab for care.
Cardiac cath lab procedures include diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures. PCI, also known as coronary angioplasty, is a non-surgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked arteries with a balloon to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack.
Hospitals receiving Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI from the ACC meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians and other administrative staff that earnestly support the efforts leading to improved patient outcomes.
“This accreditation demonstrates that our heart care team provides consistent, evidence-based, patient-centered care to all of our cardiac patients,” said Susan Mobley, vice president of cardiovascular services.
Hospitals receiving Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI from the ACC must take part in a multi-faceted clinical process that involves: completing a gap analysis; examining variances of care; developing an action plan; a rigorous onsite review; and monitoring for sustained success. Improved methods and strategies of caring for patients include streamlining processes, implementing guidelines and standards, and adopting best practices in the care of cath lab patients.