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Saint Joseph East Receives ACE Accreditation for
Cardiovascular and Endovascular Care
Facility accredited for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention
Lexington, Ky. (May 18, 2017) – Saint Joseph East, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been accredited for cardiac catheterization and percutaneous coronary intervention by the Accreditation for Cardiovascular ExcellenceTM (ACETM), an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular 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 standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.
“This ACE accreditation reaffirms the safe and high-quality cardiac care provided at Saint Joseph East each day,” said Eric Gilliam, president, Saint Joseph East. “I want to congratulate our nurses, physicians and entire team. This further demonstrates that Saint Joseph East is the gold standard in quality cardiac care.”
ACE is committed to helping facilities that deliver interventional cardiovascular care to provide gold- standard healthcare by measuring the facility’s practices, personnel, processes and outcomes against nationally-accepted best-practice standards. Implemented to supplement existing quality-improvement programs, the ACE outcomes-based accreditation promotes uniform benchmarks, and improves appropriate utilization via an independent, third-party evaluation of facilities and practices.
The ACE evaluation process involves an in-depth independent review of personnel, quality-assurance processes, facility equipment, and outcomes information. All data collected is measured against nationally-accepted standards for the highest-quality cardiovascular care. Facilities who undergo this voluntary and rigorous process demonstrate an exceptional commitment to providing the best possible care to patients.
Saint Joseph East is one of five KentuckyOne Health hospitals with the same ACE accreditations. Others include Saint Joseph London, Sts. Mary & Elizabeth Hospital, University of Louisville Hospital and Jewish Hospital.
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