Cheyenne Regional Medical Center was recently recognized as a Primary Heart Attack Center (PHAC) by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association – and is the only hospital in Wyoming to have this designation.
“It should give your community peace of mind knowing that your local hospital has met the requirements to be a certified heart attack center,” said Aaron Koehler, Wyoming Office of Emergency Services Manager. “It shows that Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has gone above and beyond, and we are happy to acknowledge that.”
Abdur Khan, MD, CRMC Interventional Cardiologist and Medical Director of the CRMC Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory, spearheaded the initiative for CRMC to become a PHAC and ensured the hospital complied with PHAC requirements.
“The certification recognizes us as a healthcare organization committed to driving continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” said Dr. Khan. “Our goal is to strengthen our structure, so that we can continue to improve the treatment of cardiac patients, with the aim of ensuring better results.”
Certification was granted after Joint Commission examiners assessed CRMC’s compliance with PHAC standards. Standards include availability of 24-hour cardiovascular expertise for emergencies and participation in the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines program® program and other quality improvement initiatives.
“This certification is a reflection of our entire team’s dedication and drive to provide exceptional care,” said Justin Knapp, Clinical Director of the CRMC Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory. “We love being able to serve our community in this way.”