Heart disease causes approximately 1 of 4 deaths in the United States. Heart attacks have beginnings. These beginnings occur in more than 50% of patients. Most importantly, if recognized in time, these “beginnings” can be treated before the heart is damaged!
If you one or more of these symptoms, you owe it to yourself to get these symptoms checked out immediately at one of our facility's Emergency Department.
STRHS - Pulaski is an accredited Chest Pain Center, certified by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
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Southern Tennessee Regional Health System Pulaski has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), the accrediting arm of the American College of Cardiology. SCPC is an international not-for-profit organization focused on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack. They emphasize the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. They also serve as a point of entry into the healthcare system to evaluate and treat other medical problems, and they help to promote a healthier lifestyle to reduce the risk factors for heart attack.
To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, STRHS Pulaski engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. To Lawrence County, this means that processes are in place that meet strict criteria aimed at:
STRHS Pulaski addresses the entire continuum of care for the heart patient, including important areas such as dispatch, Emergency Medical System, emergency department, quality assurance plan, and the STRHS Pulaski community outreach program. By becoming an Accredited Chest Pain Center, STRHS Pulaski has enhanced the quality of care for the cardiac patient and has demonstrated its commitment to higher standards.