FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) – Lutheran Hospital has been awarded the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence – American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) highest recognition.
Lutheran was recognized for its commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care, and is one of only seven hospitals in the country to have HeartCARE status.
“Lutheran Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing northern Indiana with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board in a press release.
Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE designation have met the following criteria:
- Two earned CV accreditations offered by the ACC
- A third earned CV accreditation offered by the ACC or participation in a National Cardiovascular Data Registry
- Involvement in additional efforts designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care
Only one other hospital in Indiana, IU Health Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, currently possesses this designation.
Hospitals and health systems with this accreditation can publicly highlight their commitment to quality for their patients, providers and stakeholders.