Baptist Health Celebrates their 500th Cardiac Intervention
Baptist Health Corbin (BHC) has performed diagnostic cardiac catheterizations for more than 20 years. In September of 2014, BHC began doing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), commonly known as angioplasty and/or coronary stenting.
CORBIN, KY. (October 24, 2017): Baptist Health Corbin (BHC) has performed diagnostic cardiac catheterizations for more than 20 years. In September of 2014, BHC began doing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI), commonly known as angioplasty and/or coronary stenting. Earlier this month, the cath lab team performed the 500th PCI case since the program began.
In July of 2017, Baptist Health Corbin received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. To achieve this award, BHC met specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) patients by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries when needed. Eligible hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for at least one consecutive 90 day interval.
Additionally, in August of 2016, Baptist Health Corbin was awarded the status of Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services. The ACC’s Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation emphasizes the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs to provide more efficient and effective evaluation and rapid treatment of patients with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms. BHC’s Chest Pain Center also helps promote a healthier lifestyle for the community in attempt to reduce the factors for heart attack.
“Baptist Health Corbin was very excited to be awarded the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award. What this means to our community is that more heart attack patients were able to receive treatment and intervention in our cath lab, reducing the time of the heart attack and saving heart muscle. The quicker a patient is able to get to an interventional cath lab, the less heart muscle damage occurs resulting in better patient outcomes,” stated Anthony Powers, Vice President. Hospitals that receive these awards and accreditation status have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.
Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in the United States, with 600,000 people dying annually of heart disease. More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain. The evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to ACC Accreditation Service’s goal is to significantly reduce the mortality rate of these patients by teaching the public to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack, reduce the time that it takes to receive treatment, and increase the accuracy and effectiveness of treatment.
About Baptist Health
Founded in 1924 in Louisville, Kentucky, Baptist Health is a full-spectrum health system dedicated to improving the health of the communities it serves. The Baptist Health family consists of eight hospitals (seven owned and one managed); employed and independent physicians; more than 170 outpatient facilities, physician practices and services, including urgent care and retail-based clinics; outpatient diagnostic and surgery centers; home care; occupational medicine and physical therapy clinics; and fitness centers. Its subsidiary, Baptist Health Plan, provides health insurance, managed care services and administrative services to employers, employees and their dependents, serving members in Kentucky and surrounding states.
Baptist Health’s seven owned hospitals include more than 2,100 licensed beds in Corbin, La Grange, Lexington, Louisville, Madisonville, Paducah and Richmond. Baptist Health manages Hardin Memorial Hospital, a 300-bed hospital in Elizabethtown.
Baptist’s physician network includes more than 450 employed physicians and more than 1,600 independent physicians. It employs more than 16,000 people in Kentucky and surrounding states.