(January 10, 2023) — The American College of Cardiology has recognized Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and
cardiovascular care. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital was awarded the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence in October based on meeting accreditation criteria, and through their
ongoing performance registry reporting. This is the second year the hospital has received the honor.
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, such as Patient Navigator Program: Focus MI, that are designed to help hospitals and institutions close gaps in guideline-based care. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital was previously awarded Chest Pain Center with PCI Accreditation, and Transcatheter
Valve Certification by ACC Accreditation Services. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital also participates in the Chest Pain – MI Registry, CathPCI Registry, EP Device Implant Registry and STS/ACC
TVT Registry. In addition, Jackson-Madison County General Hospital recently completed the “Reduce the Risk – PCI Bleed” Campaign.
With this new designation, hospitals and health systems can now showcase their elite status and publicly highlight their outstanding commitment to quality for their patients, providers and other
“Jackson-Madison County General Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing West Tennessee with excellent heart care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, chair of the ACC
Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Jackson-Madison County General Hospital with the HeartCARE Center designation.”
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. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital has proven to be a forward-thinking institution
with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.
“It is an honor to once again receive this certification from the American College of Cardiology,” said Deann Thelen, CEO of Jackson-Madison County General Hospital. “This certification is a
testament to the close collaboration and active involvement of a highly skilled healthcare team to provide the best possible outcomes for our patients in this region.”
The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like Jackson-Madison County General Hospital access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and
improve hospital financial performance. These services are focused on all aspects of cardiac care.
West Tennessee Healthcare is a public, not-for-profit healthcare system with locations serving 19 counties in West Tennessee and Southeast Missouri. The mission of West Tennessee Healthcare is
to improve the health and well-being of the communities we serve while providing exceptional and compassionate care. For more information, visit www.wth.org.