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Quality Recognition

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR)

American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation logoCardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs are designed to help people with cardiovascular and pulmonary problems to recover faster and improve their quality of life. Both programs include exercise, education, counseling, and support for patients and their families.

The Augusta Health cardiac rehabilitation program participated in an application process that requires extensive documentation of the program's practices. AACVPR Program Certification is the only peer-review accreditation process designed to review individual programs for adherence to standards and guidelines developed and published by AACVPR and other professional societies.

American Heart Association: Mission Lifeline

American Heart Association: Mission Lifeline logoMission: Lifeline is a coordinated, proactive system of care that turns first responders, hospitals, and other healthcare providers into a team that uses proven guidelines and best practices to treat patients suffering from acute coronary syndrome, including both STEMI and non-ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS) heart attacks. The goal is to help save lives and improve patient outcomes, from symptom onset all the way through cardiac rehabilitation.

Mission: Lifeline addresses gaps in care, creates systems where they don't currently exist, and provides innovative tools and measures to improve the speed and quality of care by enabling EMS, referring hospitals (non-PCI) and receiving hospitals (PCI-capable) to work together seamlessly and accelerate the decision making process while treating high-risk patients.

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission: Cardiovascular Catheterization Accredited Facility

Cardiovascular Catheterization Accreditation sealThe Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) accredits facilities that perform cardiovascular catheterization procedures by ensuring that the facility meets benchmarks for quality based on resources, training and outcomes. IAC accreditation is a means by which facilities can evaluate and demonstrate the level of patient care they provide. IAC Cardiovascular Catheterization accreditation is granted for a three-year period from the original date of decision.

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission: Echocardiography Accredited Facility

Echocardiography Accreditation sealThe IAC Echocardiography accreditation program is to ensure high quality patient care and to promote health care by providing encouraging and recognizing quality diagnostic testing. While completing the accreditation application, facilities often identify and correct potential problems, revising protocols and validating quality assurance programs. Because accreditation is renewed every three years, a long-term commitment to quality and self-assessment is developed and maintained.

National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR)

National Cardiovascular Data Registry logoThe National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) is a suite of data registries that help hospitals and private practices measure and improve the quality of care they provide. Participation benefits individual providers, care teams, and administrators. The NCDR offers the most relevant data elements and metrics, actionable reports, voluntary public reporting and other opportunities to do even more with your data through quality improvement programs.

Society of Chest Pain CentersSociety of Chest Pain Centers logo

Augusta Health has received accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers as an Accredited Chest Pain Center. This accreditation means that we have integrated the best practices into our cardiac care processes and are committed to providing patients presenting with chest pain the immediate treatment necessary to avoid as much heart damage as possible.

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