Cardiovascular Services Quality and Certifications

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Baptist Cardiovascular Services provides specialized, quality care for heart patients across a full range of diagnostic, interventional and follow-up services. Our program accreditations and certifications include:

Additionally, our programs for the treatment of patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome, Heart Failure, and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft have achieved Disease-Specific Care Certification from the Joint Commission (JC). And, for the treatment of Heart Failure, the American Heart Association / American Stroke Association has awarded Baptist its Gold Performance Achievement Award in the Get With the Guidelines recognition program.

Baptist Medical Center is recognized by HealthGrades among the Best 50 Hospitals in the Nation for Vascular Surgery. Baptist's full list of clinical recognitions from HealthGrades for Cardiovascular Services includes:

  • One of Healthgrades America‚Äôs 50 Best Hospitals for Vascular Surgery in 2017
  • Healthgrades Vascular Surgery Excellence Award in 2017
  • Top 10% in the Nation for Vascular Surgery in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Repair of Abdominal Aorta in 2017
  • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Surgery in 2017

For our care of heart attack patients, The American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR ACTION Registry awarded Baptist with a Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2013 in its Get With the Guidelines program. The recognition is awarded for treating heart attack patients according to the most current, science-based guidelines. The program establishes a national standard for understanding and improving the quality, safety and outcomes of care provided for patients with coronary artery disease, specifically high-risk STEMI and NSTEMI patients.

Participation in these programs is voluntary and ongoing.

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi has also named Baptist as a Blue Distinction+ Center of Excellence for Cardiac Care.

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