Via Christi Regional Medical Center has earned designation as a Chest Pain Center from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
The three-year accreditation requires a site visit and evidence of improved patient care and outcomes over time.
Galichia Heart Hospital and Wesley Medical Center also are accredited as Chest Pain Centers.
The Society of Chest Pain Centers is an international nonprofit organization that promotes protocol-based medicine and the adoption of process improvement science by health care providers.
It focuses on every part of treatment, from ambulance response through patient follow-up and education.