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LOWER BUCKS HOSPITAL RECEIVES PCI RE-ACCREDITATION FROM CORAZON

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michelle Aliprantis, MBA
Regional Director of Marketing and Communications
MAliprantis@primehealthcare.com

 

LOWER BUCKS HOSPITAL RECEIVES PCI RE-ACCREDITATION FROM CORAZON

 

Bristol, PA (October 25, 2023) — 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.

 

“We are thrilled to receive our re-accreditation so we can continue to offer 24/7 PCI and ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI) services,” said Michael Mignone, RT, Director of Medical Imaging and Cardiovascular Services at Lower Bucks Hospital. “This re-accreditation is a testament to the high-quality care our skilled staff provides patients.

 

“We are proud to partner with Corazon to demonstrate the high quality of cardiac care that our community can count on and that we can deliver consistently,” said Shahzad Ahmed, MD, a board-certified interventional cardiologist. “People can come to Lower Bucks Hospital for preventative cardiac care or when they need acute intervention with the knowledge that they will be treated in their community.”

 

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.

 

Corazon also offers consulting, recruitment, interim management, and IT solutions for the heart, vascular, neuroscience, and orthopedic specialties. The firm has worked with over 500 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 opening 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 life-saving PCI services are provided in communities across the Commonwealth.

 

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

About Lower Bucks Hospital: Lower Bucks Hospital is a community hospital, serving the Lower Bucks County region with medical, surgical, and emergency care. Located in historic Bristol, Pennsylvania, the Hospital is well-known for its knowledgeable medical staff, including cardiology, orthopedics, radiology, wound care, and general surgery. The hospital has more than 200 physicians on staff, as well as another 700 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 45 acute care hospitals in 14 states, including Roxborough Memorial Hospital in Philadelphia, Lower Bucks Hospital in Bristol, and Suburban Community Hospital in Montgomery County.

About Prime Healthcare and Prime Healthcare Foundation: Prime Healthcare is an award-winning health system operating 45 hospitals and more than 300 outpatient locations in 14 states, providing over 2.6 million patient visits annually. It is one of the nation’s leading health systems with nearly 50,000 employees and physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality healthcare. Fourteen of the Prime Healthcare hospitals are members of the Prime Healthcare Foundation, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public charity. Based in Ontario, California, Prime Healthcare is nationally recognized for award-winning quality care and has been named a Top 10 and Top 15 Health System by IBM Watson Health. Its hospitals have been named among the nation’s “100 Top Hospitals” 58 times and have received more Patient Safety Excellence Awards from Healthgrades than any other health system in the past six years. To learn more, please visit www.primehealthcare.com

 

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