At Bon Secours, we are committed to providing state-of-the-art cardiovascular care during the critical time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved.
These efforts are now being recognized at Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center by the American College of Cardiology. Recently, this facility was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI based on a rigorous onsite evaluation of our team’s ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
“Chest pain accreditation requires the dedication of all members of the hospital team, including our EMS partners, to provide safe and timely patient care,” says Kate Brinn, president of Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center.
Additionally, primary PCI stands for primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Also known as coronary angioplasty, it is a non-surgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries with a balloon. This relieves symptoms of heart disease or reduces heart damage during or after a heart attack.
Kate Brinn adds, “I’d like to thank the physicians, associates and community partners who were awarded this distinction. Achieving Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary PCI demonstrates to patients that Bon Secours Maryview Medical Center is committed to maintaining high standards and that our program is providing the best heart care in the Hampton Roads, VA region.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. The most common symptom of a heart attack is chest pain or discomfort in both men and women.
Hospitals that have been awarded ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24 hours a day, every day of the year.
Learn more about the heart and vascular services we offer at Bon Secours.