The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

December 5, 2013

Greenbrier medical center receives Chest Pain Center Accreditation


RONCEVERTE — Greenbrier Valley Medical Center has recently received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers, in recognition of the hospital’s commitment to the highest standards in the country for heart failure care.

The recognition signifies a new era in heart care for the Greenbrier Valley. SCPC is different from other accreditation processes: instead of publishing criteria and then judging hospital compliance, SCPC provides hospitals with evaluation tools to examine current operations and promote continual improvement in cardiac care.

“Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is committed to making our heart care program the best it can be — and this means pursuing a path of continual improvement: ongoing evaluation of our clinical practices, and investing the latest tools, techniques and innovations,” says Robert Calhoun, CEO of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center. “When the people who live and work in Greenbrier County think about quality heart care, we want them to think of Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.”

Chest Pain Center accreditation encompasses many facets of the hospital’s heart care program: direct patient care, clinical education and strategic planning for future program development. As an accredited Chest Pain Center, Greenbrier Valley Medical Center regularly undergoes onsite review of its operations and patient care processes by a panel of SCPC experts.

Chest Pain Center accreditation also links Greenbrier Valley Medical Center with other medical specialties and emergency services — such as EMS, emergency medicine and dispatch services in the area. These integrated relationships mean shorter response times, more seamless communication between emergency responders, and expedited treatment for cardiac patients —when minutes count.

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is one of a select number of hospitals in the region that carries Chest Pain Center Accreditation.

To learn more about cardiac care at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, visit www.gvmc.com.

Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is a 122-bed hospital where technology and skilled professionals come together to provide compassionate, customer-focused care.  Key services include urology, orthopedics, cardiology and vascular, general surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, cardiopulmonary testing, imaging and diagnostics, and emergency medicine.  Greenbrier Valley Medical Center is located at 202 Maplewood Avenue in Ronceverte. For more information, visit Greenbrier Valley Medical Center at www .gvmc.com.