December 5, 2016 BestCompaniesAZ

Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center Receives Special Recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield for Cardiac Care

dignity healthDignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center is one of only four Arizona hospitals recently recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care.

Blue Distinction Centers are healthcare facilities with demonstrated expertise and a commitment to quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients seeking services including cardiac rehabilitation, cardiac catheterization and cardiac surgery. The national program is designed to help consumers find quality and value, while also encouraging healthcare professionals to improve the overall quality and delivery of care nationwide.

“At Chandler Regional, we are committed to providing the highest quality of cardiac care and technology available, while maintaining personalized, community-based relationships,” said Jeff McBee, the hospital’s vice president of operations. “From our heart screening program to our new, state-of-the-art cardiac catheterization lab, we are fully committed to the cardiac health of the East Valley, and we are proud of this recognition by Blue Cross Blue Shield.”

Blue Distinction facilities are evaluated on objective, transparent data with quality, business, and cost of care components. The cardiac evaluation focuses on cardiac valve surgery, coronary artery bypass graft (CABG), and percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). Chandler Regional ranks above national benchmarks in several categories, including PCI in-hospital mortality rates and the proportion of heart attack patients receiving PCI within 90 minutes.

The hospital currently boasts a “2 star” rating – a benchmark for providing excellent cardiac care – by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Chandler Regional is also a designated Cardiac Arrest Center by Arizona Department of Health Services and an accredited Chest Pain Center by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.

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