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Jackson-Madison County General Hospital Recognized for Excellence with ACC Transcatheter Valve Certification

January 11, 2021 – The American College of Cardiology has recognized Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving
transcatheter valve repair and replacement procedures. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital was awarded Transcatheter Valve Certification in December based on evaluation of the staff’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

The ACC’s Transcatheter Valve Certification is an external review and certification process that pairs with established national clinical databases to monitor patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve therapies. Participation in established national clinical databases such as the STS/ACC TVT Registry is required for hospitals interested in achieving Transcatheter Valve Certification.

“Jackson-Madison County General Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing West Tennessee with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Jackson-Madison County General Hospital with Transcatheter Valve Certification.”

The certification uses established national clinical measures to support clinical decisions and links process improvement to patient outcomes. Hospitals that achieve Transcatheter Valve Certification learn best practices for implementing evidence-based medicine to support patient- centered decision-making and can track key performance metrics to better identify opportunities for improvement.

“It is an honor to 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, including transcatheter valve therapies.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, for more, visit

For more information about ACC Accreditation Services, visit or call toll-free 1-877-271-4176.