Rose Medical Center July 12, 2019

HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence Award 2019

New Designation is the Highest Recognition Hospitals Can Receive from the American College of Cardiology

Denver, CO — Rose Medical Center is the first hospital in Denver to earn the new HeartCARE Center™: National Distinction of Excellence accreditation, the highest recognition hospitals can receive from the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

"The HeartCARE Center accreditation underscores our devotion to our patients and our focus on delivering the highest quality of care," says Andrew Weinfeld, MD, chief medical officer at Rose Medical Center. "We understand that our patients trust us to provide them with proven, effective treatments, and this recognition highlights our commitment to being a leader in the field of cardiology."

Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center designation have met a set of criteria, including participating in at least two ACC Accreditation Services programs, National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR® programs and targeted quality improvement campaigns that are designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. Rose Medical Center was previously awarded Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI, Atrial Fibrillation with EPS and Cardiac Cath Lab with PCI accreditations by ACC Accreditation Services. Rose also participates in NCDR registries for Cath PCI (cardiac intervention), Chest Pain MI (heart attack), ICD (defibrillator) and AFib (atrial fibrillation).

"At Rose, we go to great lengths to ensure we are providing top-notch care," says Sameer Mehta, MD, interventional cardiologist at Rose Medical Center. "This accreditation is another milestone in an ongoing effort to ensure we are doing everything we can to offer our patients safe, innovative care options in the most effective ways."

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. Rose has proven to be a forward-thinking institution with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.

"Rose Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to providing Denver with excellent heart care," says Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. "ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Rose with the HeartCARE Center designation."

The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like Rose Medical Center 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.

The designation is a part of a new overarching accreditation program developed by the ACC.

"The ACC's new HeartCARE Center: National Distinction of Excellence program is designed to shine a light on the elite group of U.S. hospitals that are going above and beyond to ensure each patient that comes through their doors has access to consistent, highest-quality cardiovascular care," said Levy, in a press release about the program.

Learn more about the ACC HeartCARE Center: National Distinction of Excellence program on American College of Cardiology's website.