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Saint Joseph East accredited for cardiovascular and endovascular care

Involves in-depth review

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 18, 2017) – Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been accredited for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention by the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACETM), an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care.

PrintACE accreditation is a professional review of an organization’s structure, internal processes, patient safety practices, and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.

ACE is committed to helping facilities that deliver interventional cardiovascular care to provide gold- standard healthcare by measuring the facility’s practices, personnel, processes and outcomes against nationally-accepted best-practice standards. Implemented to supplement existing quality-improvement programs, the ACE outcomes-based accreditation promotes uniform benchmarks, and improves appropriate utilization via an independent, third-party evaluation of facilities and practices.

The ACE evaluation process involves an in-depth independent review of personnel, quality-assurance processes, facility equipment, and outcomes information. All data collected is measured against nationally-accepted standards for the highest-quality cardiovascular care. Facilities who undergo this voluntary and rigorous process demonstrate an exceptional commitment to providing the best possible care to patients.

Saint Joseph East is one of five KentuckyOne Health hospitals with the same ACE accreditations. Others include Saint Joseph London, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital and Jewish Hospital.