Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Centers Achieve National Center of Excellence Designation for Heart Care

Jersey Shore University Medical Center Among Four Hackensack Meridian Hospitals Recognized by the American College of Cardiology

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The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recognized Jersey Shore University Medical Center, JFK University Medical Center, Riverview Medical Center and Ocean University Medical Center for their demonstrated commitment to a comprehensive, high-quality culture for cardiovascular care. In 2021, the four centers received the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence, based on meeting accreditation criteria and through their ongoing performance registry reporting.

Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center designation have met specific 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 (heart attack), that are designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. With this new designation, hospitals and health systems can now showcase their elite status and publicly highlight their outstanding commitment to quality for their patients, providers and other stakeholders.

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. Hackensack Meridian has proven to be a forward-thinking network with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.

The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like Hackensack Meridian’s access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance. These services are focused on all aspects of cardiac care.

“Our medical centers have been acknowledged by the ACC for providing high-quality cardiovascular care in several areas, such as, heart attack, heart failure, chest pain and more,” said Brett Sealove, M.D., Chief of Cardiology at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. “The HeartCARE Center National Distinctions of Excellence indicate that our network is fulfilling its mission to transform health care for all of New Jersey.”

Learn more about excellence in cardiac care at Hackensack Meridian Health.

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