About the ACC/AHA Collaboration
U.S. hospitals now have access to a comprehensive suite of co-branded cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance. These services are focused on all aspects of cardiac care, including chest pain, cardiac catheterization, atrial fibrillation and heart failure, as well as other cardiac accreditation offerings in development. In addition to offering disease-specific accreditations, hospitals can take part in a multi-faceted cardiac accreditation program – Cardiovascular Center of Excellence Accreditation – that enables hospitals and health systems to achieve the highest standard of cardiac care for all patients.
The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association have worked together for more than 30 years to develop cardiovascular clinical guidelines and translate those guidelines into programs and services that shape clinical care and improve patient outcomes. This latest collaboration builds upon these efforts and leverages the collective expertise and resources of both organizations to accelerate the scope and positive impact of accreditation on cardiovascular patient care.
Cardiac Accreditation Products
ACC Accreditation Services, formerly the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, offers hospitals and facilities a suite of comprehensive quality improvement solutions that combine accreditation and ACC’s registry services, quality initiatives and education. Current accreditation products are available for: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Cath Lab, Chest Pain Center and Heart Failure. Learn more.
Hospitals seeking to earn recognition for conducting coordinated, high-quality programs in multiple areas of cardiac care can now take part in the AHA’s new “Accreditation for Cardiovascular Center of Excellence” program. This new cardiovascular service-line level hospital accreditation product consists of, and builds upon various accreditation products, including those offered by ACC Accreditation Services. This accreditation will enable hospitals and health systems to pursue the highest standard of cardiac care for their patients. Learn more.