Ohio’s University Hospitals First in US to Achieve System-level Advanced Chest Pain Certification by DNV

Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Katy, TX – Eleven University Hospitals medical centers with UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute sites have achieved Advanced Chest Pain Certification (ACPC) from DNV.. As a globally recognized independent certification, assurance, and risk management provider, DNV sets industry standards for excellence.
UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute achieved multiple firsts with its ACPC:
  • First heart institute in Ohio with a DNV endorsed ACPC
  • First in United States with DNV endorsed system-level ACPC
  • First in U.S. with DNV endorsed critical access hospitals with ACPC (UH Conneaut and UH Geneva)  
DNV is pleased to welcome UH to its family of ACPC organizations and recognize their commitment to providing leading edge Chest Pain Services. This reinforces UH Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute’s position as a leading provider of cardiac care in Ohio and the nation, and further demonstrates its commitment to providing safe, high-quality care to its patients.
Ronell Myburgh MHA, MBA, BSN, RN, Director, Certifications for DNV Healthcare USA Inc, stated, “The UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute’s commitment to quality and compassionate care for the cardiac patients was evident in each of their hospitals we surveyed. We commended them for the level of care they provide their cardiac patients.”
DNV’s ACPC provides third-party validation that a hospital’s chest pain facilities meet or exceed evidence-based standards of care. Hospitals undergo a thorough onsite evaluation of their chest pain facilities, processes, and documentation as part of the certification process.
“We are proud to have achieved this recognition,” said Mehdi Shishehbor, DO, MPH, PhD,
President, Harrington Heart and Vascular Institute at University Hospitals. “We have a team of
cardiovascular specialists and administrators that offers the expertise and advanced treatments necessary to help patients with chest pain to find relief and reduce their risk of a heart attack. We work together to ensure patients with chest pain are efficiently diagnosed and effectively treated to reduce heart damage at the earliest stages of a cardiac event.”
The 11 UH medical centers that achieved Advanced Chest Pain Certification during the months of March and April 2023 are:
  • UH Ahuja Medical Center
  • UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • UH Conneaut Medical Center
  • UH Elyria Medical Center
  • UH Geauga Medical Center
  • UH Geneva Medical Center
  • UH St. John Medical Center
  • UH Lake West Medical Center
  • UH Parma Medical Center
  • UH Portage Medical Center
  • UH Samaritan Medical Center
“We understand the importance of patients being able to trust the quality of care they receive, which is why our Advanced Chest Pain Certification is such a valuable tool,” stated David Tellez, Regional Lead, DNV Supply Chain and Product Assurance. “It provides patients with a clear verification that a hospital meets or exceeds the highest evidence-based standards of care for chest pain. We take pride in our role in creating transparency in healthcare, and we are honored to help hospitals and their communities achieve this important recognition.”
Learn more about DNV’s line of advanced cardiac certifications at bit.ly/CardiacServices

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