For a physician referral

866-705-ECHI(3244)


526 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834

For a physician referral

866-705-ECHI(3244)


526 Moye Blvd
Greenville, NC 27834

Our awards and recognitions

The East Carolina Heart Institute is recognized nationwide for its quality and service. Here is a look at our recent accolades.

Top rating from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons

The East Carolina Heart Institute has received the highest quality rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS).  

The STS database is the national report card that compares the quality of cardiac surgery programs across the country. Historically, only 12-15 percent of hospitals receive the three-star rating, which is the highest quality category. In the current analysis of national data from Jan. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2015, the cardiac surgery performance at the Heart Institute rose to the highest quality tier, earning the STS three-star rating for Coronary Artery Bypass and Aortic Valve Surgery.

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Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award

Vidant Medical Center has received the Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation's secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure. This marks the sixth year that Vidant Medical Center has been recognized with a quality achievement award. 

American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR® ACTION Registry® – GWTGTM Platinum Performance Achievement Award

More than 700,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year. A heart attack occurs when a blood clot in a coronary artery partially or completely blocks blood flow to the heart muscle. It’s the exceptional work of Vidant Medical Center that’s landed it among just 256 hospitals nationwide to be recognized for its exceptional commitment to treating these patients with the best care possible. 

The hospital has received the American College of Cardiology’s NCDR ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2014. The award recognizes Vidant Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care for heart attack patients. It also signifies that it has reached an aggressive goal of treating these patients to standard levels of care as outlined by the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association clinical guidelines and recommendations. 

To receive the ACTION Registry–GWTG Platinum Performance Achievement Award, Vidant Medical Center consistently followed the treatment guidelines in the ACTION Registry–GWTG Premier for eight consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of 90 percent for specific performance measures.

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American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award

This award recognizes Vidant Medical Center’s commitment and success in implementing an exceptional standard of care for ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. This is the most severe form of a heart attack. 

Each year in the United States, nearly 300,000 people have a STEMI. A STEMI occurs when a blood clot completely blocks an artery to the heart. To prevent death, it’s critical to immediately restore blood flow, either by PCI (surgically opening the blocked vessel) or by lytic therapy (giving clot-busting medication). 

Hospitals involved in Mission: Lifeline are part of a system that makes sure STEMI patients get the right care they need, as quickly as possible. Mission: Lifeline focuses on improving the system of care for these patients and at the same time improving care for all heart attack patients. 

To receive the AHA’s Mission: Lifeline® Silver Receiving Quality Achievement Award, we met high standards of performance in quick and appropriate treatment of STEMI patients to open the blocked artery for four consecutive quarters and met a performance standard of first medical contact (EMS contact) to opening the coronary artery in the cardiac cath lab in less than 90 minutes at least 75% of the time. Additionally before they are discharged, patients are started on aggressive risk reduction therapies if needed. 

We are especially proud of this award because it highlights the teamwork between Pitt County Emergency Medical Services, the Emergency Department and cardiology.

Chest Pain Center Accreditation, awarded by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC)

About 1,000 hospitals across the world are accredited by the SCPC as Chest Pain Centers. Accreditation addresses patient care from the onset of symptoms, and includes emergency dispatch services, Emergency Medical Services, the emergency department, the cath lab, observation services, inpatient care, cardiac rehab and the patient’s return to the community. 

The intent of the Chest Pain Center Accreditation process is to improve the care of the heart attack and chest pain patient. Accredited Chest Pain Center hospitals, like Vidant Medical Center, report improved working relationship with EMS and increased patient arrivals, increased efficiency in the care of patients from diagnosis to discharge, improved patient throughput and shorter length of stays, lower readmissions and increased community awareness of acute coronary syndrome (ACS).



 

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