Rose Medical Center
November 18, 2016


Dan Mager
Rose Medical Center


Denver, Colo. – November 18, 2016 – Rose Medical Center has earned full Atrial Fibrillation with Electrophysiology Services (EPS) Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). The EPS Accreditation further distinguishes facilities that provide full electrophysiology and surgical services, like Rose.

Earning accreditation requires facilities to meet the atrial fibrillation (Afib) guidelines of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology and the Hearth Rhythm Society. Evidence-based science, quality initiatives, clinical best practices and value-based purchasing are also key measures by which accredited facilities are measured.

“As a facility on the forefront of advanced cardiovascular care, this accreditation affirms Rose’s commitment to providing patients with the absolute highest quality of care,” says Kenneth Feiler, president and CEO of Rose Medical Center. “We recognize the importance of making a full suite of top-notch, comprehensive services available to those suffering from atrial fibrillation and other heart arrhythmias. We’re proud to be able to offer that to our patients.”

“Atrial fibrillation is an ailment that affects many, and it continues to be a growing concern in the cardiovascular community,” says Dr. Christopher Stees, DO, medical director of the Rocky Mountain Heart Rhythm Institute at Rose. “The Rocky Mountain Heart Rhythm Institute exists to focus our strongest resources on quality, groundbreaking treatments. This accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care is another way that we are demonstrating our passion and dedication to providing second-to-none treatment to the patient with Afib.”

Afib is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and has become recognized as a health concern that in some cases can lead to stroke and possible death. More than 5 million patients in the United States have Afib and that number is rapidly increasing as our population ages. SCPC’s Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation helps hospitals: evaluate and manage the Afib patient more precisely, improve patient outcomes and educate patients and healthcare providers, leading to more effective and efficient disease control.

Rose Medical Center has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding an array of stringent criteria and undergoing a comprehensive onsite review by an accreditation review specialist from SCPC.

Hospitals that receive SCPC’s Afib Accreditation status employ an evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management. This allows clinicians to reduce time to treatment and to better risk stratify patients while also reducing length-of-stay in the Emergency Department and the hospital.

By achieving SCPC’s Atrial Fibrillation with EPS Accreditation status, Rose demonstrates expertise in the following areas:

  • Governance – Improves performance by effectively aligning people and services.
  • Community Outreach – Increases public awareness and community education initiatives; develop partnerships with primary and specialty health care providers, care facilities, local businesses, and employers; provide consultation services and support groups.
  • Pre-Acute Care – Integrates out-of-hospital interventions delivered by community healthcare providers and first responders.
  • Early Stabilization – Addresses immediate concerns in triage and perform initial activities related to risk assessment and stabilization.
  • Acute Care – Employs a multidisciplinary, patient-centric approach from observation (or admission) through discharge to ensure an appropriate LOS and optimal patient outcome.
  • Transitional Care – Prevents unnecessary re-admissions with established care coordination at discharge, including early follow-up care and patient/family education.
  • Clinical Quality Measures – Measures performance and outcomes related to thromboembolic and bleeding risk assessment, cardioversion, readmission, follow-up, and others; trend performance over time; use the data to improve quality.

About Rose Medical Center

Well known as a Denver institution and a 9th Avenue landmark for nearly 70 years, Rose Medical Center has earned its reputation as Denver's "Baby Hospital" while becoming a leader in comprehensive women's care, orthopedics and total joint replacement, heart and vascular care, weight-loss treatment, cancer care, surgical services, internal medicine and emergency care. With origins in Jewish teachings, traditions and community, Rose’s founders built this hospital to “serve the need of every creed.” By offering a high level of expertise and service across all disciplines, Rose has truly become a destination hospital, attracting patients from throughout Colorado and around the world. Learn more at

About the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is an international, nonprofit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their efforts to create cardiovascular centers of excellence that deliver quality care and patient satisfaction in a cost sensitive environment. As the accreditation services arm of the American College of Cardiology, SCPC offers individual hospitals and hospital systems the support needed to effectively reduce variations of care and bridge existing gaps in treatment. Through its collaboration with actively engaged, multidisciplinary teams, SCPC is Taking Science to the Bedside™ and improving outcomes in the management of heart disease. For more information about SCPC's accreditation and certification opportunities, visit ACC Accreditation Services, or call toll-free 1-877-271-4176.