Concord Township, Ohio, November 3, 2011 - Becker's Hospital Review has named Lake Health to their list of "70 Hospitals with Great Cardiology Programs." The list includes hospitals that offer outstanding heart care, and the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected them based on clinical accolades, quality care and contributions to the field of cardiology. The hospitals on the list have been recognized for excellence in this specialty by reputable health care rating resources, including U.S. News & World Report, HealthGrades, Thomson Reuters, the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
From community education programs for the prevention of heart attack and stroke to state-of-the-art diagnostics, emergency intervention, cardiovascular surgery and rehabilitation, Lake Health's Heart and Vascular Center delivers patient- and family-centered care that embraces a holistic approach to healing. The result is fewer complications and superior outcomes. And through a partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Heart Surgery Program, Lake Health provides patients with access to leading edge cardiovascular treatments, including coronary artery bypass surgery and valve repair and replacement, close to home. In fact, it's the only such program between Cuyahoga County and Erie, Pennsylvania.
- Lake Health's Heart and Vascular Center has received national recognition for delivering heart and stroke care, including:
- The Emergency Departments at TriPoint Medical Center and West Medical Center are accredited chest pain centers by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.
- The Emergency Departments at TriPoint Medical Center and West Medical Center are certified primary stroke centers by the Joint Commission.
- Lake Health is certified by the Joint Commission for Heart Failure.
- Lake Health was recognized with the American Heart Association's Get With The Guidelines Heart Failure and Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Awards.
CONCORD TWP., Ohio, November 3, 2011 - Lake Health/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center (LH/UHSCC), located in Mentor, Ohio, has been recognized by the Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI®) Certification Program, an affiliate of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The QOPI® Certification Program certifies oncology practices that meet the highest quality standards for cancer care. The LH/UHSCC medical oncologists who achieved this designation are: Mark Bergman, MD; Maria Espinosa, MD; Joel Saltzman, MD; and Willem van Heeckeren, MD.
"We're extremely proud to receive this certification from ASCO and QOPI which underscores our commitment to bringing this level of quality cancer care to our patients," said Julie A. Moran, Executive Director of the Lake Health/ University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center.
The Lake Health/University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, a joint venture between Lake Health and the Seidman Cancer Center of University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University, offers a unique approach to cancer care. The center offers medical and radiation oncologists; chemotherapy services in a peaceful, healing environment; on-site radiation therapy and access to clinical trial studies and valuable support services.
"Cancer patients and their families should expect nothing less than accountability and the highest standards from their cancer care providers, " said Allen S. Lichter, MD, CEO of ASCO and president of the QOPI Certification Program. "QOPI participation reflects a commitment to quality of care that leads to fundamental changes in the clinical practice of oncology. Oncology practices that commit to quality and safety are those that provide the most optimal cancer care. The certification program helps practices determine whether they are providing the best treatment and care possible to their patients and demonstrates a commitment to excellence and ongoing quality improvement in the hematology-oncology outpatient practice. "