Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is proud to announce that their 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 CSSMCW has, for the fifth time, met or exceeded Corazon’s Accreditation Standards, national societal guidelines, and the requirements established by the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PA DOH). The hospital has demonstrated through their accreditation survey that they are committed to providing the highest quality level of care to their patient community.
As an accrediting agency on behalf of the PA DOH, Corazon helps to ensure high-quality, life-saving PCI services are provided in communities across the Commonwealth.
“Our team’s dedication, hard work, and exceptional leadership have afforded us this opportunity to engage our entire hospital team, enhancing our cardiac service line, and thus allowing us to excel through achieving this accreditation, once again,” said Vice President of Nursing Sherri Spinos. “It is a testament to the high quality maintained by our program. We are pleased to be able to continue offering these life-saving services to the Windber, Johnstown, and surrounding communities.”
For more information about services we offer in our Cardiac Catheterization Lab, visit www.windbercare.org/cathlab.
Corazon has worked with more than 600 hospitals nationally to evaluate, re-engineer, or implement best-practice PCI programs. Corazon is a long-time champion for PCI without onsite open-heart surgery (OHS), and notably assisted with the opening of the first PCI program of this type in Pennsylvania. Additionally, Corazon was instrumental in building a consortium of hospitals to drive the legislative changes in Pennsylvania, which have expanded access to interventional cardiology services across the state.
Pictured, L to R: Tyler Spotz, Director of Surgery; Brenda Spinelli, Secretary; Shannon Vitovich, Manager; Dr. Samir Hadeed, Medical Director; Stephanie Bosak, RT; Randi Keim-Smith, RT; Deborah Boyer, RN; and Jaylene Simanski, RN.
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.