Newswise – Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center has received transcatheter valve certification from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), a designation of excellence that recognizes proven experience and commitment in treating patients undergoing procedures. repair and replacement of transcatheter valves, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). ACC awards this certification after a rigorous months-long assessment of the team’s ability to meet the standards of multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making, and record performance.
Only about 6% of the more than 750 U.S. hospitals that perform TAVR, a minimally invasive heart valve replacement procedure, have obtained this designation.
“ACC Transcatheter Valve certification provides external confirmation of what our team of professionals and patients already know: we have one of the best TAVR programs and equipment in the country, with exceptional results and dedication to continually improving the quality of our program.” said John M. Brown III, MD, president Grant V. Parr, cardiovascular surgery division and vice president of cardiovascular medicine, Morristown Medical Center. “This elite certification also validates our commitment to providing multidisciplinary care based on evidence of the highest quality to advance in the field of structural heart disease research.”
“The American College of Cardiology is one of the world’s most respected regulatory organizations for cardiologists and heart hospitals, and has extremely strict standards for certification,” said Philippe Géneréux, MD, co-director of the Heart Structural Program. Morristown Medical Center. “This recognition demonstrates how Morristown Medical Center Valve and Structural Heart Center incorporate best practices, as determined by recent expert guidelines and consensus statements, into the care of our transcatheter valve patients.
As the region’s leader in cardiac care, we are committed to translating these practices into the highest quality treatments for our patients, with the best results. “
Morristown Medical Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the largest hospital in New Jersey and has one of the highest ranked Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery programs in the country. US News also ranks the medical center as the “No. 1 in New Jersey” for adult aortic valve surgery, as well as “High Performance” nationwide. The medical center’s heart valve and structural center treats more heart valve patients than any other New Jersey hospital and is among the top 3% of all U.S. heart and structural heart centers.
ACC Transcatheter Valve Certification is an external review and certification process that is linked to established national clinical databases to monitor patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve therapies. Participation in established national clinical databases, such as the STS / ACC TVT registry, is required for hospitals interested in achieving transcatheter valve certification. This record collects data on procedures and outcomes and allows cardiovascular professionals to understand how transcaterial heart valve procedures are used in the United States and what impact they have on patients ’health.
“Morristown Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to providing New Jersey residents with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chairman of the ACC Accreditation Management Board . “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award transcateter valve certification to Morristown Medical Center.”
Certification uses established national clinical measures to support clinical decisions and links process improvement to patient outcomes. Hospitals that achieve transcatheter valve certification learn best practices for implementing evidence-based drugs and are able to track key performance metrics to better identify opportunities for improvement.
On cardiac care in the Atlantic health system
Morristown Medical Center, the heart care center at Atlantic Health System, is one of the top 40 cardiology and cardiac surgery programs in the country (US News & World Report) and one of the top 100 cardiac care hospitals (Healthgrades) in the United States. United States.
Its expert team presents research from around the world and is comprised of interventional cardiologists, electrophysiologists, heart failure experts, advanced imaging, and heart surgeons.
The program also offers specialized care in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, sports cardiology, cardio-oncology, pediatric cardiology, and heart disease in women. The team works closely with community cardiologists who provide a medical center for heart disease patients.
Atlantic Health System Heart Care focuses on providing minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures that help patients get back to their lives faster. The state’s largest valve replacement / repair program offers valve therapy options for the aortic, mitral, and tricuspid valves and is helping to advance the radial (wrist) approach for coronary procedures with a new salon. for post-procedure recovery.
Morristown Medical Center houses New Jersey’s largest cardiac surgery and invasive cardiology programs and offers the most up-to-date cardiac imaging technologies available.
About the Atlantic health system
Atlantic Health System is at the forefront of medicine, setting standards for quality healthcare in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the New York metropolitan area. Driven by a staff of more than 17,000 team members and 4,800 affiliated physicians dedicated to building healthier communities, Atlantic Health System serves more than half of the state of New Jersey, including 11 counties and 4.9 million of people. The nonprofit system offers more than 400 care locations, including seven hospitals: Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, New Jersey, Overlook Medical Center in Summit, New Jersey, Newton Medical Center in Newton New Jersey, Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, Hackettstown Medical Center in Hackettstown, New Jersey, Goryeb Children’s Hospital in Morristown, New Jersey, and Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute in Madison, New Jersey.
Atlantic Medical Group, comprised of 1,000 physicians and advanced practice providers, represents one of New Jersey’s largest multispecialty practices and joins the Atlantic Accountable Care Organization and Optimus Healthcare Partners as part of Atlantic Alliance, a clinically integrated network of more than 2,500 health centers. care providers in northern and central New Jersey.
Atlantic Health System provides care for the continuity of health care needs through 16 urgent care centers, Atlantic Visiting Nurse and Atlantic Anywhere Virtual Visits. Atlantic Mobile Health’s transportation fleet facilitates the connection between these services both on land and air.
Atlantic Health System leads the Healthcare Transformation Consortium, an association of seven regional hospitals and health systems dedicated to improving access and accessibility and is a founding member of the PIER Consortium – Partners in Innovation, Education, and Research – a system of streamlined clinical trials that will expand access to innovative research in five health systems in the region.
Atlantic Health System has a medical school affiliation with Thomas Jefferson University and hosts the regional campus of Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Morristown and Overlook Medical Centers and is the official health partner of the New York Jets.