The American College of Cardiology has recognized Texoma Medical Center (TMC) for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care. TMC was awarded the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence based on meeting accreditation criteria and through its ongoing performance registry reporting. This designation places TMC as one of six hospitals in the state of Texas and one of 55 hospitals in the U.S. to have received this accreditation recognizing world-class patient care through a sustainable quality improvement program.
Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center designation have met a set of criteria, including participating in at least two ACC Accreditation Services programs, NCDR registries and targeted quality improvement campaigns, such as Patient Navigator Program: Focus MI, that are designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. TMC has received enhanced accreditation from ACC as a Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Cardiac Cath Lab with PCI.
With this new designation, hospitals and health systems can now showcase their elite status and publicly highlight their outstanding commitment to quality for their patients, providers and other stakeholders. “Texoma Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to providing North Texas and Southern Oklahoma with excellent heart care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, Chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award TMC with the HeartCARE Center designation.”
Hospitals receiving the HeartCARE Center designation from the ACC have demonstrated their commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence and community engagement. TMC has proven to be a forward-thinking institution with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.
According to Matt Malinak, FACHE, Interim CEO at TMC, “Achieving this national distinction is an honor, and further demonstrates TMC’s commitment to redefining the way we deliver healthcare to our patients and the communities we serve. I want to recognize the efforts of our heart team and commend them for their continued focus on advancing heart care in the Texoma Region.”
The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like TMC access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance. These services are focused on all aspects of cardiac care.