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UMC is the first hospital in Nevada to receive the most advanced level of Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. This accreditation as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation recognizes UMC’s high level of expertise in quickly assessing, diagnosing and treating patients who exhibit symptoms of a heart attack.
As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, UMC’s protocol-driven approach promotes more immediate treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack. The accreditation also highlights UMC’s development of a multidisciplinary resuscitation committee and the hospital’s commitment to the continued refinement of processes and procedures, in addition to many other areas of expertise.
“UMC offers the highest level of cardiac care in Nevada, and we take pride in our team’s ability to achieve impressive outcomes that serve to improve our patients’ quality of life,” said UMC CEO Mason VanHouweling. “From UMC’s Emergency Department to the dedicated Cardiology and Stroke Center, our team is truly committed to providing patients with access to the high-quality care they deserve.”
UMC’s Cardiology and Stroke Center provides a wide range of services from diagnosis to rehabilitation. The hospital features a dedicated Chest Pain Center, Heart Failure Clinic and cardiac catheterization suites, in addition to open-heart surgery, a cardiac rehabilitation program and a variety of other patient-focused services supported by advanced technology. Through medical school partnerships, UMC is the only hospital in the state to offer a cardiology fellowship program.
UMC also serves as a leader in the implementation of radial artery catheterization, which involves inserting a catheter through the radial artery in the wrist or arm, rather than the femoral artery. In an effort to significantly reduce the risk of major bleeding and improve patient comfort, UMC now utilizes this procedure in more than 70 percent of cardiac catheterizations.
As a result of the hospital’s experienced team and its steadfast dedication to quality and patient safety, UMC offers one of the most highly awarded cardiology and stroke programs in Nevada.
Photo: Registered Nurse Marcia Gomez (left) and Certified Nursing Assistant Amanda McAuliff care for a patient at the UMC Cardiology and Stroke Center by Danny Romero, UMC Brand Coordinator.
For more information about the UMC Cardiology and Stroke Center.
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