The American College of Cardiology has recognized Union General Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. Union General Hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation for the second time in October 2018 based on a rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.
We are so proud of the staff and physicians at Union General Hospital for the dedication and commitment that has been shown in acquiring our Chest Pain Accreditation again. The most exciting part of this accomplishment is the tremendous difference this will make for our patients and our community in providing the best possible care to our cardiac patients.
- Julia Barnett, Chief Nursing Officer and Chest Pain Center Coordinator
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. The most common symptom of a heart attack for both men and women is chest pain or discomfort. However, women are more likely to have atypical symptoms. Other heart attack symptoms include, but are not limited to, tingling or discomfort in one or both arms, back, shoulder, neck or jaw, shortness of breath, cold sweat, unusual tiredness, heartburn-like feeling, nausea or vomiting, sudden dizziness, and fainting.
Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. They have streamlined their systems from admission to evaluation to diagnosis and treatment all the way through to appropriate post-discharge care and recommendations and assistance in patient lifestyle changes.
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