Lake Charles, Louisiana, Dec. 1, 2021 – The American College of Cardiology has recognized the John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center at CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care. The John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center is the only center in Southwest Louisiana to receive the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence. The prestigious designation is awarded annually based on meeting ACC accreditation criteria, and through ongoing performance registry reporting. The John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center also received the Distinction last year.
“The ACC HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence demonstrates the value we place on excellent patient care. Essentially, if a patient is having a heart problem of any kind, they can visit the John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center and know they will receive the best heart care available in the region. It speaks volumes to the hard work and care by our highly-skilled team that we again have received this designation,” said Paul Trevino, Chief Executive Officer, CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana.
Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center designation have met a set of criteria, including participating in at least two ACC Accreditation Services programs, NCDR registries and targeted quality improvement campaigns, such as Patient Navigator Program: Focus MI, that are designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guidelinebased care.
The John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center was previously awarded NCDR Chest Pain- MI Platinum Award for excellent metrics, TCV certification, AHA Mission: Lifeline certification, Chest Pain Center accreditation, HeartCARE Center award, ACC Heart Failure NEWS RELEASE Center accreditation, ACC TAVR certification and VPR OPT Cardiac Rehabilitation certification by ACC Accreditation Services. The John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center also participates in registries including ACC NCDR Cath/PCI, ACC NCDR Chest Pain/MI, ACC NCDR TVTACC NCDR LAAO, Louisiana Emergency Response Network Acute MI, and Society of Thoracic Surgeons. This designation highlights the John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center and the Heart team’s continued commitment to quality for patients, providers and other stakeholders.
“The John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center at CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing the Lake Charles community with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, M.D., FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award the John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center at CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital with the HeartCARE Center designation.”
Hospitals receiving the HeartCARE Center designation from the ACC have demonstrated their commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement. The John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center at CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital has proven to be a forward-thinking institution with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.
“Being recognized for excellence with the ACC HeartCARE designation is a testament to the institutional commitment by CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital and our commitment to meet the individual needs of our cardiovascular patients. Our patients can be assured they are getting the best heart care in the region right here. We are ready to assist with any cardiac symptoms they are experiencing,” Corey Foster, M.D., interventional cardiologist, CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital.
The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like the John and Sylvia Stelly Regional Heart Center at CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital performance. These services are focused on all aspects of cardiac care.
About the American College of Cardiology The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org. For more information about ACC Accreditation Services, visit accreditation.acc.org, or call toll-free 1-877-271-4176.
CHRISTUS Ochsner Health Southwestern Louisiana, an integrated partnership of CHRISTUS Health and Ochsner Health System, is composed of CHRISTUS Ochsner Lake Area Hospital, CHRISTUS Ochsner St. Patrick Hospital, CHRISTUS Ochsner Imperial Surgical Center, Physician Clinics, Imaging Services, and other health-related services. With the CHRISTUS Health mission of extending the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the partnership uses the strength and combined resources of both partners to provide greater access to high quality care close to home in Southwest Louisiana.