LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The American College of Cardiology has recognized UofL Health – Heart Hospital, part of Jewish Hospital, for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter valve repair and replacement procedures. UofL Health was awarded Transcatheter Valve Certification in May based on evaluation of the staff’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

The ACC’s Transcatheter Valve Certification is an external review and certification process that pairs with established national clinical databases to monitor patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve therapies. Participation in established national clinical databases such as the STS/ACC TVT Registry is required for hospitals interested in achieving Transcatheter Valve Certification.

“We are honored to receive ACC accreditation for our Transcatheter Valve program. This recognition is a testament to the dedication and exceptional care provided by our team at the Heart Hospital,” said John Walsh, CEO of UofL Health – Jewish Hospital. “It reaffirms our commitment to delivering the highest standards of cardiovascular care to our patients.”

The certification uses established national clinical measures to support clinical decisions and links process improvement to patient outcomes. Hospitals that achieve Transcatheter Valve Certification learn best practices for implementing evidence-based medicine to support patient-centered decision-making and can track key performance metrics to better identify opportunities for improvement.

“UofL Health has demonstrated its commitment to providing Kentucky with excellent heart care,” said Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award the Heart Hospital with Transcatheter Valve Certification.”

The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like Jewish Hospital 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, including transcatheter valve therapies.

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