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Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Rex Healthcare’s Chest Pain Center is nationally accredited by the Society of Chest Pain CentersThe Society of Chest Pain Centers designated Rex Hospital as an Accredited Chest Pain Center link to All Services - Heart and Vascular - Accredited Chest Pain Center in 2005 for its community education programs and expertise in diagnosing and treating acute coronary  syndromes and heart failure. The designation as an Accredited Chest Pain Center, which was the first for a hospital in the Triangle, establishes Rex Healthcare as a premier hospital for acute cardiac care in this area. It also communicates that the hospital offers a full-spectrum emergency cardiac care program, offering rapid diagnosis and fast track treatment, often preventing a severe heart attack from occurring.

The Chest Pain Center at Rex Hospital demonstrates its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. Key areas of expertise include:

  • Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
  • Assessing, diagnosing and treating patients quickly
  • Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
  • Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
  • Ensuring that Chest Pain Center personnel trained and competent
  • Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
  • Continually improving processes and procedures
  • Supporting community education about the need to seek medical care immediately if someone displays symptoms of a possible heart attack