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Gwinnett Medical Center Chest Pain Center Earns Second Accreditation

01.16.2008

Gwinnett Medical Center’s Chest Pain Center recently earned accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The Society promotes Chest Pain Center models to address protocols, diagnosis and process improvement related to the treatment of cardiac disease.

“The Accreditation Review Committee has determined that Gwinnett Medical Center is deserving of full accreditation as a Chest Pain Center,” said Robert Weisenburger Lipetz, executive director of the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

The Chest Pain Center at GMC was first accredited in 2005; this is their second accreditation. The Center, located in Gwinnett Medical Center's Emergency Department, provides:

  • Rapid diagnosis and treatment of chest pain.
  • Advanced diagnostic techniques and equipment. 
  • Evaluations performed by a team of Emergency Medicine physicians, cardiologists, nurses and technicians who specialize in cardiac care.

Gwinnett Medical Center recently filed an application for a Certificate of Need from Georgia for permission to expand cardiac services to include open heart surgery. 

“This accreditation is affirmation that we’re already leading the way in providing excellent cardiac care to Gwinnett, and open heart surgery is the next step in meeting our community’s healthcare needs,” said Phil Wolfe, president and CEO of Gwinnett Medical Center.

The Center was one of the first in the state and is the only accredited chest pain center on the eastern side of the metro-Atlanta area. Other metro-area centers are located in Austell, Riverdale, Douglasville and Marietta. 

 

For more information on GMC’s application for an open heart Certificate of Need, visit www.OpenHeartGwinnett.org.