CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler Recognized for Excellence with ACC Heart Failure Accreditation June 14, 2019

Tyler, Texas – The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure.

CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler was awarded Heart Failure Accreditation in May 2019, based on rigorous onsite review of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with heart failure through pre-hospital care, early stabilization, acute care, transitional care, clinical quality measures and more.

Heart failure is a condition where the heart is unable to pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs for blood and oxygen. Hospitals that employ an evidence-based, protocol-driven and systematic approach to managing heart failure have been able to reduce time to treatment, and are able to identify and predict high-risk patients while also reducing length-of-stay and hospital readmissions.

“CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler has demonstrated its commitment to providing Tyler and Northeast Texas with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler with Heart Failure Accreditation.”

Hospitals receiving Heart Failure Accreditation from the ACC must take part in a multi-faceted clinical process that involves: completing a gap analysis; examining variances of care, developing an action plan; a rigorous onsite review; and monitoring for sustained success. Improved methods and strategies of caring for patients include streamlining processes, implementing guidelines and standards, and adopting best practices in the precise care of heart failure patients. Facilities that achieve accreditation meet or exceed an array of stringent criteria and have organized a team of doctors, nurses, clinicians, and other administrative staff that earnestly support the efforts leading to better patient education, improved patient outcomes, and more effective and efficient disease control.

“The ACC represents the highest goals of clinical excellence, continuing education and constant improvement in heart care,” said James Hoff, M.D., Chief of Cardiology at the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler. “With this accreditation from the ACC, we again demonstrate to our patients and to the health care world that CHRISTUS Health and the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System is leading the way in heart care and is dedicated to fighting for the lives of our patients.”

The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance. These services are focused on all aspects of cardiac care, including heart failure.