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CSSMCW Receives PCI Program Accreditation from Corazon

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is proud that our Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) program has been accredited by Corazon, a national leader in services for the cardiovascular specialty based in Pittsburgh. PCI, also known as coronary angioplasty, is a nonsurgical procedure that improves blood flow to your heart through cardiac catheterization.

Through a rigorous process, the accreditation proves that the program at Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber has 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.

Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber 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.

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 high-quality, life-saving PCI services are provided in communities across the Commonwealth.

Pictured L to R: Stephanie Bosak, RT; Tyler Spotz, RN; Brenda Spinelli, Secretary; Shannon Vitovich, Manager; Krystal Stanczyk, RT; and Keisha Williams, RN.

About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit www.windbercare.org.

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.