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National Accreditation



The Society of Chest Pain Centers is a non-profit international society dedicated to the belief that heart disease can be eliminated as the number one cause of death worldwide. Because time translates to muscle during a heart emergency, the Society bridges EMS, emergency medicine, cardiology, nursing and other professions jointly focused upon improving timely, quality care for cardiac patients. Crouse Hospital has received two important accreditations from the Society — making ours the first hospital in New York State with dual heart failure and chest pain accreditation. 

Cycle III Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Cardiac Seal - SCPC-CPCASmMay2013Crouse Hospital has ed the highest possible accreditation for treatment of chest pain - Cycle III with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) - from the Accreditation Review Committee of the Society of Chest Pain Centers.


The Society’s accreditation process insures centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine. The Chest Pain Center at Crouse Hospital has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing an on-site evaluation by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.


What does this mean for you? That when you trust your heart to Crouse, you'll receive the area's most recognized chest pain care.


Cycle I Heart Failure Accreditation

CARDIAC Seal - SCPCHFSmMay2013Crouse Hospital has received full Cycle I Heart Failure Accreditation status from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, the first hospital in New York State to achieve this designation and one of only 55 in the U.S. with the accreditation. About five million people in the U.S. have heart failure. In addition, heart failure patients are responsible for 12 to 15 million physician office visits per year and 6.5 million hospital days. This designation affirms that Crouse has taken exemplary steps in treating patients with congestive heart failure.


As part of its efforts to care for and treat heart failure patients, Crouse started the area’s only Care Transitions program in 2007. The program provides congestive heart failure patients with a dedicated transition coach, a registered nurse who works with them in the hospital and during the transition home to give them the skills and confidence needed to self-manage once discharged from the hospital.



Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL)

ICAEL-GraphicCrouse Hospital Echocardiography Lab has received the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories (ICAEL) Accreditation in Adult Transthoracic, Adult Transesophageal and Adult Stress. Crouse’s laboratory is one of a growing number of echocardiography laboratories in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada to be so recognized for its commitment to high quality patient care and its provision of quality diagnostic testing. Participation in the ICAEL accreditation process is voluntary and accreditation status signifies that the facility has been reviewed by an independent agency which recognizes the laboratory’s commitment to quality testing for the diagnosis of heart disease.


American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Quality Achievement Award for Cardiac Care

Mission-Lifeline-Silver-15-newsCrouse Hospital has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes Crouse’s commitment and success in implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.