The American Heart Association has partnered with the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (formerly Society of Chest Pain Centers) to offer accreditation to Mission: Lifeline® hospitals. Accreditation denotes the highest level of STEMI care. Hospitals that earn accreditation have the unique opportunity to display the Heart-Check mark, a symbol millions of Americans know and trust.
A Mission: Lifeline Heart Attack Receiving Center Accreditation identifies hospitals that meet STEMI treatment criteria.
A Mission: Lifeline Referring Center Accreditation identifies hospitals that meet high standards of performance in prompt diagnosis and transfer of STEMI patients.
To learn more, check out the American Heart Association's new hospital accreditation program's websites www.heart.org/accreditation and www.heart.org/myhospital. The accreditation process is managed by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. To learn about the Society of Cardiovascular Patient care and the accreditation criteria, visit scpc.org.