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Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

Full three-year national reaccreditation

The Chest Pain Center at The University of Kansas Health System has received full, three-year national reaccreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

Accredited as a chest pain center since 2005, we bring together cardiologists and emergency physicians to significantly reduce deaths from heart attacks.

Chest Pain Center designation means we offer advanced technology to diagnose chest pain symptoms. It also means our team approach quickly and successfully provides the most comprehensive treatment available for chest pain. Team members include physicians, nurses and emergency medical system personnel.

To receive reaccreditation, our Chest Pain Center had to meet or exceed criteria in eight key areas:

  • Integrating the Emergency Department with the local emergency medical system
  • Assessing, diagnosing and treating chest pain patients quickly
  • Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
  • Continually improving processes and procedures
  • Ensuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training
  • Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
  • Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
  • Supporting outreach programs to educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack