Norton Audubon Hospital has been recognized as a HeartCare Center for its exceptional cardiology care
The American College of Cardiology recognizes exceptional care at cardiology hospitals with its HeartCare Center National Distinction of Excellence award.
The award recognizes forward-thinking heart hospitals with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.
Specifically, the 54,000-member college requires HeartCare Centers to demonstrate their “commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement.”
Norton Audubon Hospital, home of Norton Heart & Vascular Institute, has been named a HeartCare center three years in a row by the college.
Additional accreditations include Norton Heart & Vascular Institute’s chest pain centers with the highest accreditation level possible for facilities able to treat heart attacks. Norton Audubon Hospital, Norton Brownsboro Hospital and Norton Hospital have received the highest level of cardiac catheterization accreditation from the college — offering lifesaving, minimally invasive procedures for diagnosis and treatment.
Norton Healthcare is the only health care system in Kentucky to receive the prestigious Mission: Lifeline Regional Trailblazer Award from the American Heart Association for being an innovator in creating a system of care for ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) heart attacks — the most severe type of heart attack.