Aiken Regional Achieves Primary Heart Attack Center Certification

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Doctor and patient

Aiken Regional Medical Centers was certified as a Primary Heart Attack Center (PHAC) by the Joint Commission and American Heart Association® (AHA). The certification recognizes the hospital’s dedication to providing superior cardiac care to the Aiken community.

“Achieving certification demonstrates our team’s commitment to providing a high standard of patient care as we create positive patient outcomes,” said Jim O’Loughlin, CEO at Aiken Regional. “This distinction also confirms that we’re providing the highest quality cardiac care for residents of Aiken and surrounding communities.”

The Primary Heart Attack Center Certification is offered by The Joint Commission in collaboration with the American Heart Association. Achieving Certification means the facility is dedicated to providing cardiac care to its community.This patient-centric approach is better for patients, their families and the facility’s program. 

Aiken Regional’s cardiac distinctions also include Certified Primary Stroke Center; Get with the Guidelines Stroke Plus, Target: Stroke Honor Roll Elite; Mission Lifeline® Trailblazer regional participant.

“The hospital’s multiple certifications for cardiac care further affirm our strategic growth plans to expand cardiac services in the coming months,” said O’Loughlin. “The goal is to provide a vast range of cardiac services to our community right here in Aiken.”

Learn more about cardiac services at Aiken Regional.