The American College of Cardiology has recognized CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler as the first recipient of the HeartCARE Center, a National Distinction of Excellence program, for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care through accreditations and ongoing registry reporting.

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler is a part of CHRISTUS Mother Frances Hospital – Tyler, a hospital in the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System.

“ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler the nation’s first ever HeartCARE Center,” said Phillip Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler achieved this elite status through their outstanding commitment to deliver quality heart care for their patients, providers and other stakeholders in Tyler. They are a shining example of what the ACC is looking for in all HeartCARE Centers—a desire to be the best!”

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler met a set of criteria to earn the HeartCARE Center designation, including participation in at least two ACC Accreditation Services programs, NCDR registries and targeted quality improvement campaigns designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler was previously awarded Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation and Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation by ACC Accreditation Services. The hospital also participates in the NCDR LAAO Registry. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler has proven to be a forward-thinking institution with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.

“To be named the first ever HeartCARE Center by the ACC is a tremendous honor and achievement for health care in this region. This is an outstanding, recognition for the tremendous effort and passion that our physicians, advanced practice providers, the amazing nursing teams and all of our support services on the heart care team put into ensuring our patients receive the highest levels of faith-based care when they visit our facilities,” said C. Fagg Sanford, MD, FACC, Chief of Cardiology at the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital – Tyler.

“The ACC represents the highest goals of clinical excellence, continuing education and constant improvement in heart care. With this first-in the-world recognition from the ACC, we again demonstrated to our patients and to the health care world that CHRISTUS Health and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System is leading the way in heart care.”

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