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Michelle Aliprantis, MBA

Regional Director of Business Development, Marketing and Communications | PA Region

Roxborough Memorial Hospital, Suburban Community Hospital, and Lower Bucks Hospital

T: (215) 785-9817


Bristol, PA, (10/19/2020) — Corazon, Inc., a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty based in Pittsburgh, has granted accreditation to the PCI Program at Lower Bucks Hospital. Through a rigorous process, the accreditation proves that the program at Lower Bucks Hospital has once again met or exceeded the requirements established by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), in accordance with the procedures finalized in September of 2015, such as providing 24-hour coverage for PCI emergencies, undergoing detailed quarterly quality reviews to ensure outcomes and practices meet or exceed national standards, and other such factors.

Lower Bucks Hospital has demonstrated through their accreditation survey that they are committed to providing the highest quality level of care to their patient community. Their dedication, hard work, and exceptional leadership has afforded this opportunity in engaging their entire hospital team, enhancing their cardiac service line, thus allowing them to excel through achieving this accreditation.

“We are very proud to be able to offer this much needed service. The program has been very successful, and I feel that it has had a tremendous impact on the community. Our accreditation not only ensures that we are able to continue to offer cardiac catheterization services, it demonstrates that we provide these services with a high degree of quality,” said Shahzad Ahmed MD, Medical Director of the Cardiovascular Services at Lower Bucks Hospital.

Corazon also offers consulting, recruitment, and interim management for the heart, vascular, neuroscience, spine, and orthopedic specialties. The firm has worked with over 600 hospitals nationally to evaluate, re-engineer, or implement best-practice PCI programs. Corazon is a long-time champion for PCI with open heart surgery (OHS) off-site and assisted with the opening of the first PCI program of this type in Pennsylvania over 12 years ago. Corazon is also a State-Named Accrediting Body in the State of Michigan and has been a verifier for PCI programs in the state of Georgia for several years and was instrumental in building a consortium of hospitals to drive the legislative changes in Pennsylvania.

As an accrediting agency on behalf of the PADOH, Corazon helps to ensure high-quality, life-saving services are provided in communities across the Commonwealth.

About Corazon, Inc: Corazon is a national leader in consulting, recruitment, and interim management for the heart, vascular, neuro, spine, and orthopedics specialties. For more information, visit

About Lower Bucks Hospital:Lower Bucks Hospital is a community hospital serving the Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the hospital was built by the local community as part of a grassroots movement in 1954. The hospital has more than 200 physicians on staff, as well as another 650 employees. As part of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Lower Bucks Hospital is focused on becoming one of the leaders in technology.

Prime Healthcare is an award-winning hospital management company operating 46 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County, and Lower Bucks Hospital in Bucks County.