Monongahela Valley Hospital Receives PCI Program Reaccreditation From Corazon

Monongahela Valley Hospital received reaccreditation for its Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program from Corazon, Inc., a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty based in Pittsburgh. Formerly known as angioplasty with stent, PCI is a non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter to place a small stent to open blood vessels in the heart that have been narrowed by plaque buildup. The accreditation proves that MVH's program has once again met or exceeded the requirements established by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), in accordance with the PA DOH PCI Exception Committee Procedures finalized in September of 2015.These requirements range from providing 24-hour coverage for PCI emergencies to undergoing detailed quarterly quality reviews to ensure outcomes and practices meet or exceed national standards. As an accrediting agency on behalf of the PADOH, Corazon helps to ensure life-saving PCI services are provided in communities across the Commonwealth.

According to Corazon, "MVH's dedication, hard work and exceptional leadership has afforded this opportunity in engaging their entire hospital team and enhancing their cardiac service line, thus allowing them to excel through achieving this accreditation."

Corazon has worked with over 500 hospitals nationally to evaluate, re-engineer or implement best-practice PCI programs. Corazon is a long-time champion for PCI with open heart surgery off-site, and assisted with the opening of the first PCI program of this type in Pennsylvania over 12 years ago.

Monongahela Valley Hospital excels in cardiac care and has been recognized by many national organizations including being named "One of America's Best Hospitals for Coronary Care Intervention" by Healthgrades®, receiving the Women's Choice Award™ for being one of America's Best Hospitals for Heart Care" and receiving the American Heart Association's Mission: Lifeline Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award.

Corazon Accredited Program
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program from Corazon, Inc.