February 02, 2021
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Methodist Hospital Texsan for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality cardiovascular care. Methodist Hospital Texsan was awarded the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence designation based on meeting accreditation criteria, and through ongoing performance registry reporting. Texsan previously earned HeartCARE Center designations in 2019 and 2020.
Hospitals receiving the HeartCARE Center designation from the ACC have demonstrated their commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement. Methodist Hospital Texsan has proven to be a forward-thinking institution with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.
"At Texsan, we are actively involved in cutting-edge research to further heart care through several new products and procedures," said Amanda Wood, Chief Nursing Officer at Methodist Hospital Texsan. "Some of the studies involve new drug-eluting stents, laser ablation, and radio-frequency balloon ablation. We maintain rigorous quality metrics and earned two other accreditations through the ACC."
Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center designation have met a set of criteria, including participating in at least two ACC Accreditation Services programs, NCDR registries and targeted quality improvement campaigns designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. Methodist Hospital Texsan was previously awarded Electrophysiology, Cardiac Cath Lab with PCI by ACC Accreditation Services. Methodist Hospital Texsan also received the NCDR Chest Pain – MI Registry Platinum Performance Achievement Award.
"Methodist Hospital Texsan has demonstrated its commitment to providing San Antonio and South Texas with excellent heart care," said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board.
The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like Methodist Hospital Texsan access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance. These services focus on all aspects of cardiac care.