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McLaren Macomb Receives Heart Failure Accreditation

Published on Wednesday, September 09, 2015

McLaren Macomb received full Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), effective from August 2015 until September 2018. The SCPC is an international nonprofit organization focused on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create excellence.

SCPC’s Heart Failure (HF) Accreditation helps facilities to manage the heart failure patient population more effectively and efficiently, reduce readmissions and improve patient outcomes.

“This is a direct result of all of our incredible physicians and staff—we’re fortunate to have such a skilled and committed team of professionals who are focused on excellent patient care,” said Loraine Cusumano, Director, Cardiology Services, McLaren Macomb. “The re-accreditation from the SCPC adds further validity to the work our hospital has accomplished and the positive outcomes we’ve been able to achieve.”

By attaining the SCPC’s accreditation, McLaren Macomb has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding an array of stringent criteria and undergoing a comprehensive onsite review by a team of SCPC’s accreditation review specialists. Hospitals that receive SCPC’s HF Accreditation status employ an evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management. This allows clinicians to reduce time to treatment and to better risk stratify patients while also reducing length-of-stay.

By achieving SCPC’s Heart Failure Accreditation status, McLaren Macomb demonstrates expertise in the following areas:

  • Governance – Recommends proven practices to orchestrate, monitor and optimize clinical processes.
  • Community Outreach – Increases public awareness and affect behavior with education, website content, public service, announcements and partnerships with local businesses, employers and healthcare providers.
  • Pre-Hospital Care – Integrates out-of-hospital interventions delivered by community healthcare providers and first responders.
  • Early Stabilization – Speeds diagnosis and treatment to mitigate immediate life threatening conditions.  Improved risk stratification and patient flow.
  • Acute Care – Employs a multidisciplinary, patient-centric approach from observation (or admission) through discharge to ensure an appropriate length-of-stay and optimal patient outcome.
  • Transitional Care – Prevents unnecessary re-admissions with established care coordination at discharge, including early follow-up care and patient/family education.
  • Clinical Quality Measures – Tracks the entire process from patient presentation through discharge and follow-up care to identity problem areas, duplication of efforts, or wasted resources.  Measure performance and outcomes then use the data to improve quality.

Heart Failure is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the United States. Approximately 5 million adult Americans have heart failure and that number is rapidly increasing as our population ages. In addition, heart failure patients account for 12 to 15 million physician’s office visits per year, 6.5 million hospital days, and a cost of over $21 billion per year.

About McLaren Macomb

In January 2012, Mount Clemens Regional Medical Center became McLaren Macomb.

McLaren Macomb is a 288-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Clemens, Mich. More than 400 physicians and nearly 2,000 employees work at McLaren Macomb making it one of Macomb County’s top employers. McLaren Macomb provides a full range of services, including cancer and cardiovascular care. As Macomb County’s first verified trauma center, the hospital operates the busiest emergency department in Macomb County and is also an accredited chest pain center. McLaren Macomb has a rich history of providing high quality, compassionate health care and holds a strong position in the community it serves. To learn more, visit mclaren.org/macomb or subscribe to our blog mclarenmacomb.blogspot.com.

About the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is an international nonprofit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create cardiovascular centers of excellence that deliver quality, cost and patient satisfaction. As the only cross-specialty organization, SCPC provides the support needed for individual hospitals and hospital systems to effectively reduce variations of care and bridge existing gaps in treatment by providing the tools, education and support necessary to improve patient outcomes.

For more information on SCPC’s accreditation and certification opportunities, visit www.scpc.org.