FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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
ROXBOROUGH MEMORIAL HOSPITAL RECEIVES PCI PROGRAM ACCREDITATION FROM CORAZON IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA
Philadelphia, PA, (12/11/2020) — Corazon, Inc., a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty based in Pittsburgh, has granted accreditation to the Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (PCI) Program that includes Angioplasties and Stenting at Roxborough Memorial Hospital. Through a rigorous process, the accreditation proves that the program at Roxborough Memorial Hospital has 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.
Roxborough Memorial 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 Patrick Lenahen, MD, chief medical officer at Roxborough Memorial 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 www.corazoninc.com.
About Roxborough Memorial Hospital: Roxborough Memorial Hospital is a 131-bed community hospital. The hospital has been serving the medical and health care needs of the Roxborough, Manayunk, East Falls and northwest section of Philadelphia communities for more than a century, having first opened its doors in 1890. The hospital is accredited by The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. For over 130 years, Roxborough Memorial Hospital has been delivering quality healthcare to our local communities and the surrounding region.
As a member of Prime Healthcare Services, headquartered in Ontario, California, Roxborough Memorial 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 Bristol.