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01.11.2021

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
acc.org.

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

About West Tennessee Healthcare

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.