STHS Reaccredited as Chest Pain Center by American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology has once again recognized St. Tammany Health System’s flagship St. Tammany Parish Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain.

In March, STHS was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) based on rigorous onsite evaluation of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

Percutaneous coronary intervention, also known as coronary angioplasty, is a non-surgical procedure that opens narrowed or blocked coronary arteries with a balloon to relieve symptoms of heart disease or reduce heart damage during or after a heart attack.

The triennial accreditation is valid through 2026.

“St. Tammany Health System’s St. Tammany Parish Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing communities across the Northshore of St. Tammany Parish with excellent heart care,” said ACC Accreditation management Board Chair Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award STHS with Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation.”