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Indiana Regional Medical Center Receives PCI Program Re-accreditation from Corazon in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Hospital news | Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Contact: Mark Richards

Indiana, PA, November 20, 2019 — Corazon, Inc., a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty based in Pittsburgh, has granted accreditation to the PCI program at Indiana Regional Medical Center. Through a rigorous process, the accreditation proves that the program at Indiana Regional Medical Center has once again met or exceeded the requirements established by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH), in accordance with the procedures finalized in September of 2015, such as providing 24-hour coverage for PCI emergencies, undergoing detailed quarterly quality reviews to ensure outcomes and practices meet or exceed national standards, and other such factors.

Indiana Regional Medical Center has demonstrated through their accreditation survey that they are committed to providing the highest quality level of care to their patient community. Their dedication, hard work, and exceptional leadership has afforded this opportunity in engaging their entire hospital team, enhancing their cardiac service line, thus allowing them to excel through achieving this accreditation.

"We are very proud to be able to offer this much needed service. The program has been very successful and I feel that it has had a tremendous impact on the community. Our accreditation not only ensures that we are able to continue to offer cardiac catheterization services, it demonstrates that we provide these services with a high degree of quality," Rajeev Pillai, MD, Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

Corazon also offers consulting, recruitment, interim management, and IT solutions for the heart, vascular, neuroscience, and orthopedic specialties. The firm 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 (OHS) off-site, and assisted with the opening of the first PCI program of this type in Pennsylvania over 12 years ago. Corazon is also a State-Named Accrediting Body in the State of Michigan, and has been a verifier for PCI programs in the state of Georgia for several years and was instrumental in building a consortium of hospitals to drive the legislative changes in Pennsylvania.

As an accrediting agency on behalf of the PADOH, Corazon helps to ensure life-saving PCI services are provided in communities across the Commonwealth.

About Corazon, Inc: Corazon is a national leader in consulting, accreditation, recruitment, interim management, and IT solutions for the heart, vascular, neuro, and orthopedics specialties. For more information, visit www.corazoninc.com.

About IRMC: Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC) has been serving Indiana County and surrounding communities since 1914. As a nationally recognized employer, IRMC continues to meet the needs of patients and employees alike. IRMC maintains its commitment to serving the region by continually re-investing in its facilities, technology and people in order to provide the highest levels of care possible. IRMC's vision to be the best community healthcare system in the country is the cornerstone to our commitment of caring.

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