Baptist Health Lexington is First in Kentucky to Received SCPC A-Fib Certification
Baptist Health Lexington has received full Atrial Fibrillation Certification status from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC). Baptist Health Lexington is the first healthcare facility in Kentucky to receive this certification and is one of only 12 programs in the country to earn the honor.
Atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and has become recognized as a health concern that in some cases can lead to stroke and possible death. Nearly 3 million patients in the United States have A-Fib, and the numbers are rapidly increasing as the population ages.
“We are pleased to receive this important certification that recognizes our expertise in atrial fibrillation," said Baptist Health Lexington President & CEO William G. Sisson. “We are committed to not just maintaining a nationally recognized standard of care, but consistently improving so that the cardiovascular health of our patients can improve.”
Baptist Health Lexington has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and undergoing a comprehensive review by an accreditation review specialist from the SCPC. Baptist Health Lexington’s protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient evaluation and management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment and to help patients to decrease their length of stay in the emergency department and the hospital.