The American College of Cardiology has recognized Fort Hamilton Hospital for its expertise and commitment to providing high-quality care to patients with chest pain. Fort Hamilton Hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation based on onsite evaluations of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients that may be experiencing a heart attack.
Chest Pain Center Accredited hospitals have better outcomes with patients showing heart attack symptoms, including
- Improved diagnosis and treatments
- Shorter length of stay
- Decreased readmissions
“When someone shows signs of a heart attack, every second counts,” said Dr. Marcus Romanello, chief medical officer at Fort Hamilton Hospital. “This distinction recognizes the high-quality care our team provides to those in Hamilton and surrounding communities.”
More than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. One of the most common symptoms is pain or discomfort in the chest. Other symptoms can include but are not limited to tingling or discomfort in the arms, back, shoulder, neck, or jaw and shortness of breath.