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TMH Achieves High Chest Pain Center Accreditation

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WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Memorial Hospital has achieved the highest level Chest Pain Center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, the hospital announced Monday.

Trumbull Memorial is the fifth hospital in the United States – and the first in Ohio – to achieve the accreditation, called Chest Pain Center v5. Achieving it means the hospital has a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack.

“We know that seconds matter during the critical early stages of a heart attack,” said John Walsh, Trumbull Memorial CEO, in a statement. “Our doctors and nurses have received the highest level of training in order to better treat patients in cardiac distress. By achieving this accreditation, we are making a commitment to our community to provide high quality cardiac care.”

As a CPC v5 hospital, Trumbull Memorial met or exceeded an array of stringent criteria, and underwent a comprehensive onsite review by a team of specialists to ensure its clinicians can reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages. Accredited facilities also better monitor patients when it is not initially clear whether a patient is having a coronary event. Such monitoring ensures patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.

Trumbull Memorial is part of ValleyCare Health System of Ohio, a subsidiary of Community Health Systems Inc.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.