Trumbull Regional Medical Center Receives Accreditation

WARREN, Ohio – Trumbull Regional Medical Center has received Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain. 

The medical center was awarded the accreditation based on onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

“Trumbull Regional’s Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation from the ACC is a testament to our continued commitment of providing exemplary care to patients,” said Cindy Russo, president of Trumbull Regional Medical Center. “The community doesn’t have to travel far for world class cardiac care with very comprehensive services and specialties including interventional cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery.”

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 with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available every hour of every day of the year. PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) is a nonsurgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries with a balloon to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack.

As required to meet the criteria of the accreditation designation, the hospitals comply with standard Chest Pain Center protocols and are equipped with a robust hypothermia program for post-cardiac arrest treatment. They also maintain a “No Diversion Policy” for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients.

Hospitals receiving Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI and Resuscitation Accreditation from the ACC must take part in a multifaceted clinical process that involves completing a gap analysis; examining variances of care, developing an action plan; a rigorous onsite review; and monitoring for sustained success.

“Trumbull Regional Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to providing the Mahoning Valley with excellent heart care,” said Dr. Deepak L. Bhatt, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.