Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Receives PCI Program Accreditation from Corazon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
March 23, 2022
Corazon, Inc., a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty based in Pittsburgh, has granted accreditation to the PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) program at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center’s Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. Through a rigorous process, the accreditation proves that the program at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center 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.
Conemaugh Nason Medical Center 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 proud to partner with Corazon to demonstrate the high quality of cardiac care that our community can count on us to consistently deliver,” said Tarun Tandon, MD, a board-certified Interventional Cardiologist. “Our teams at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center are dedicated to Making Communities Healthier by diagnosing and managing heart disease in our patients through a variety of treatments and interventions.”
Corazon 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 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 PCI services are provided in communities across the Commonwealth.
About Conemaugh Nason Medical Center
Caring for the community since 1900, Conemaugh Nason Medical Center prides itself on providing safe, high quality, compassionate care. A part of the Roaring Spring community, Conemaugh Nason, a LifePoint Health® hospital, is committed to promoting the health and well-being of central Pennsylvania residents in Blair, Bedford and Huntingdon counties. Conemaugh Nason is also a member of the Conemaugh Health System, a Duke LifePoint Healthcare system, and the largest healthcare provider in west central Pennsylvania. Conemaugh Health System serves more than a half-million patients each year through the Nason Physician Group, Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of four hospitals, specialty clinics and patient-focused programs. For more information on Conemaugh Nason, visit us at Conemaugh.org/Nason.
About Corazon, Inc
Corazon is a national leader in consulting, accreditation, recruitment, interim management, and IT solutions for the heart, vascular, neuro, and orthopedics specialties. For more information, visit www.corazoninc.com.