Sanford Continues to Lead Heart Care

Sanford is once again recognized for offering patients the best heathcare. The Society of Chest Pain Centers has given full accreditation to the Chest Pain Center at Sanford USD Medical Center because Sanford met or exceeded a wide set of stringent criteria.  

Sanford is once again recognized for offering patients the best heathcare. The Society of Chest Pain Centers has given full accreditation to the Chest Pain Center at Sanford USD Medical Center because Sanford met or exceeded a wide set of stringent criteria.

Key areas in which an accredited Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include:

  • Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system
  • Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly
  • Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms
  • Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures
  • Ensuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training
  • Maintaining organizational structure and commitment
  • Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care
  • Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack

“Being an accredited Chest Pain Center furthers our commitment to improving patient care and providing access to a hospital that has the appropriate measures in place to care for your heart,” said Tom Stys, MD, Medical Director of Cardiology at Sanford. “We’re also working very closely with the outlying communities in our region to provide support and access to the best heart care possible.”