South Florida Hospital News
Sunday August 20, 2017

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August 2017 - Volume 14 - Issue 2




Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center Announces Accreditation for its Cardiac Program

 One of Only Two Hospitals in the Region to Receive an Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence 

Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center announced today that its cardiac program has been fully accredited for cardiac catheterization by Accreditation for Cardiovascular ExcellenceTM (ACE), an independent, physician-led organization that evaluates and monitors providers of cardiovascular care.  ACE accreditation is a professional review of an organization’s structure, internal processes, patient safety practices, and clinical outcomes to determine if it meets the nationally-accepted best practice standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.
“It is an honor to have our cardiac program receive an accreditation from such an esteemed institution,” said John Couris, President and CEO of Jupiter Medical Center. “This achievement, along with the fact that we recently received state approval to establish an open-heart program, speaks volumes about the commitment of every member of our cardiac team whose hard work ensures we bring the highest quality health care to the community.”  
Accreditation means that Jupiter Medical Center’s cardiac program maintains the highest standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care, and that the doctors and staff caring for patients undergoing diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures uphold those same standards.
“We congratulate Jupiter Medical Center for seeking and obtaining an ACE cardiac catheterization accreditation,” said ACE Chief Medical Officer Bonnie Weiner, M.D. “By submitting to a rigorous, independent evaluation, you have shown an uncompromising commitment to provide safe, high-quality care.”
To become certified, Jupiter Medical Center demonstrated excellence in the following categories: facility, equipment, leadership structure, physician extenders and cardiology fellows, nursing personnel, technologists and other personnel, reporting of results, procedure indications and informed consent, procedure preparation and conduct, patient outcomes, quality assurance, and radiation safety.
Jupiter Medical Center’s two state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization labs provide an array of services including: 
• Balloon Angioplasty
• Thrombectomy
• Stent Implantation
• Cardiac Biopsy
• Coronary & Left Ventricular Digital Angiography
• Diagnostic Cardiac Catheterization
• Coronary Intravascular Ultrasound
• Pacemaker & ICD Insertion
• Right & Left Heart Catheterization
ACE accreditation is just the latest of several significant steps Jupiter Medical Center has taken to transform cardiac care in the region. In 2015, Jupiter Medical Center and The Mount Sinai Hospital launched a pioneering partnership to enhance cardiac patient care services and research in South Florida. “Progressive partnerships like this are an important part of how we consistently deliver world-class health care to the region,” said Gonzalo Loveday, MD, Medical Director of Mount Sinai Heart New York at Jupiter Medical Center. In 2016, the Medical Center completely renovated its cardiopulmonary rehabilitation center. In 2018, Jupiter Medical Center will begin offering open-heart surgery.
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