Chest Pain Center
Union General Hospital is an accredited Chest Pain Center according to the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).
We are so proud of the staff and physicians at Union General Hospital for the dedication and commitment that has been shown in acquiring our Chest Pain Accreditation. The most exciting part of this accomplishment is the tremendous difference this will make for our patients and our community in providing the best possible care to our cardiac patients. Julia Barnett, Chief Nursing Officer and Chest Pain Center Coordinator
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. An Accredited Chest Pain Center’s (CPC) evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to cardiac patient care allows clinicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack. Accredited facilities better monitor patients when it is not initially clear whether or not a patient is having a coronary event. Such monitoring ensures patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.
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