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Baptist Receives Chest Pain Accreditation for the Second Time in the Metro Jackson Area
Date:9/24/2009

The Society of Chest Pain Centers has granted Baptist Cardiovascular Services, a division of Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., accreditation for its care of chest pain patients for the second time.

Jackson, MS (Vocus) September 24, 2009 -- The Society of Chest Pain Centers has granted Baptist Cardiovascular Services, a division of Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss., accreditation for its care of chest pain patients for the second time. Baptist is the first hospital in the Metro Jackson area to receive this designation and the only hospital in the area to receive accreditation. This distinction establishes Baptist as a premier hospital for acute cardiac care in this area.

"This indicates nationally recognized experts have verified that heart attack patients receive the best possible care at Baptist, from the ER to the Cath lab," said Baptist Emergency Department Medical Director Eric Zoog, M.D. "The society has very strict criteria and has determined Baptist performs well enough to receive the highest accreditation. To achieve this, we had to submit our process with both written analysis and pass an on-site investigation."

The accreditation demonstrates Baptist adheres very closely to recommendations from the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the America Heart Association. The guidelines call for the earliest possible determination -- in the Emergency Room -- of the patient's risk for a serious cardiac event such as a heart attack. It also prescribes what symptoms and tests should be used to evaluate risk and specify treatments that correspond to the risk level determined.

"Compliance with guidelines and recommendations of the ACC and AHA have been shown to improve outcomes and
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