Monroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala, Florida recently became the fourth Florida hospital to receive full atrial fibrillation certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care offers accreditation programs for hospitals who meet certain stringent requirements for a-fib care. The video below will tell you more about the society.
The video says they have 800 hospitals, but it’s a little outdated–these days they have more than 1,000.
Munroe has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing a comprehensive review by an accreditation review specialist from the SCPC. Munroe’s protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient evaluation and management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment and to risk stratify patients to decrease their length of stay in the emergency department and the hospital.
SCPC requires hospitals to meet ten separate criteria before they are awarded certification under the program.
This stamp of approval from the SCPC means that you don’t have to worry much about whether or not this hospital is going to be a good choice for your afib care. If you live in the Tampa metro area then this hospital would be a great choice for you.
This is why it’s so important to keep up with what hospitals are doing in regards to a-fib care. Choosing a procedure is only half the equation. If the hospital can’t be trusted to do the procedure correctly then you’ll walk out in even worse shape than you walked in.