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CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital Recognized for Excellence with ACC HeartCARE Center Designation Heart Hospital continues to provide world-class patient care through a sustainable quality improvement program November 11, 2021

Tyler, TX – The American College of Cardiology has once again recognized the CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler for its demonstrated commitment to comprehensive, high-quality culture and cardiovascular care. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances was awarded the HeartCARE Center National Distinction of Excellence in July based on meeting accreditation criteria, and through their ongoing performance registry reporting.

Hospitals and health systems that have earned an ACC HeartCARE Center designation have met many essential and mandatory criteria. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances has received the ACC HeartCARE Award annually since 2018 by ACC Accreditation Services, including the first ever HeartCARE Award presented in the world. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances strives for any opportunity to improve patient outcomes in cardiac care. With this designation, hospitals and health systems can demonstrate their elite status and highlight their outstanding commitment to quality for their patients, providers and other stakeholders.

“CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances has demonstrated its commitment to providing Tyler and Northeast Texas with excellent heart care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., MPH, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances with the HeartCARE Center designation.”

Hospitals receiving the HeartCARE Center designation from the ACC have demonstrated their commitment to consistent, high-quality cardiovascular care through comprehensive process improvement, disease and procedure-specific accreditation, professional excellence, and community engagement. CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital has proven to be a forward-thinking institution with goals to advance the cause of sustainable quality improvement.

“The ACC represents the highest goals of clinical excellence, continuing education and constant improvement in heart care,” said C. Fagg Sanford, M.D., Institute Chair – Cardiology, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis and Peaches Owen Heart Hospital - Tyler. “With this continued recognition from the ACC, we have once again proven 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.”

“This designation is made possible by all of our Associates, providers and team members giving maximum effort to living our mission every day,” said Jamie Moore BSN, RN, CCCC, Clinical Director Cardiovascular Center of Excellence, AMI / STEMI Coordinator, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System.

“Each member of this team is dedicated to providing exceptional care to our patients,” said Deb Chelette, RN, BSN, MHA, Vice President – Operations, Cardiac Services, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Louis & Peaches Owen Heart Hospital, CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances Health System and CHRISTUS Shreveport-Bossier Health System. “Every day, we seek to live out our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ to the communities we serve.”

The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like the 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.