Our electrophysiology program has been awarded a national first - full
accreditation for electrophysiology by Accreditation for Cardiovascular
Excellence (ACE). Our program was the first in the nation to undergo review
last year, and now is the first to receive accreditation in the U.S. Our
heart team also received reaccreditation from ACE for cardiac catheterization
and percutaneous coronary intervention. We originally received accreditation
for these in early 2014.
Electrophysiology is the medical specialty dealing with heart rhythm disorders
caused by electrical issues. Our team treats these disorders with medication,
pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD), cardiac ablation
or surgery. Our electrophysiology team includes Ola Kraisha, M.D., Terence
Ross, M.D., and John Van Deren, M.D.
In late January, we were the first facility in Kentucky to install the
EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system, a next-generation platform
designed to provide automation, flexibility and accuracy for diagnostic
mapping used to treat patients with abnormal heart rhythms.
About the accreditation review
ACE is an organization dedicated to ensuring adherence to the highest
quality standards for cardiovascular and endovascular care. ACE accreditation
is a professional review of an organization’s structure, internal
processes, patient safety practices, and clinical outcomes to determine
if it meets the standards established by experts in cardiac and endovascular care.
“We congratulate King’s Daughters for seeking and obtaining
an ACE percutaneous coronary intervention accreditation,” said ACE
Chief Medical Officer Bonnie Weiner, M.D. “By submitting to a rigorous,
independent evaluation, this facility has shown an uncompromising commitment
to provide safe, high-quality care.”
ACE is committed to helping facilities that deliver interventional cardiovascular
care to provide gold-standard healthcare by measuring the facility’s
practices, personnel, processes and outcomes against nationally-accepted
best-practice standards. Implemented to supplement existing quality-improvement
programs, the ACE outcomes-based accreditation promotes uniform benchmarks,
and improves appropriate utilization via an independent, third-party evaluation
of facilities and practices.
The ACE evaluation process involves an in-depth independent review of personnel,
quality-assurance processes, facility equipment, and outcomes information.
All data collected is measured against nationally-accepted standards for
the highest-quality cardiovascular care. Facilities who undergo this voluntary
and rigorous process demonstrate an exceptional commitment to providing
the best possible care to patients.
Pictured are members of the cath lab and EP teams: William Irby, R.T.; Stephanie Meade, R.N.; Mick Boshell, R.T.; Lance White,
R.T.; Elizabeth Preston, R.T.; Phoebe Adkins, R.T.; and Brooke Lewis, R.N.