Chest Pain Accreditation
Chest pain can be the result of many different causes. But if it's being triggered by a heart attack, there's no time to lose. That's why Alegent Creighton Health, the area's leading provider of cardiovascular care, has established the Chest Pain Center.
Accredited Chest Pain Centers are located within the emergency departments at all six Alegent Creighton Health metro hospitals. These centers serve as a triage point to quickly diagnose and treat chest pain, allowing patients to receive the level of care that is most appropriate for their condition.
Alegent Creighton Health has acheived Chest Pain Center accreditation since 2007. To earn this distinction, our six metro area hospitals engaged in rigorous evaluation by the SCPC for our ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. To the community served by Alegent Creighton Health, this means that processes are in place that meet strict criteria aimed at:
- Reducing the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment
- Treating patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved
- Monitoring patients when it is not certain that they are having a heart attack to ensure that they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital
Learn how Alegent Creighton Health treats chest pain.