Augusta University Cardiovascular Center is the only academic medical center in the region and has earned the reputation for excellence in cardiovascular care.  Our expert physicians and team have demonstrated their commitment for achieving high quality care by achieving national recognition through the many accreditations that they have earned.


American College of Cardiology Accredited PCI- Cardiac Cath Lab

Cath Lab Accreditation

The American College of Cardiology Accreditation services has recognized AU Medical Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment to treating patients who come to the cardiac cath lab for care, including diagnostic catheterizations and percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures.  AUMC was awarded Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation with PCI in March, 2018 based on rigorous onsite evaluation of staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnosis and treat patients who come to the cardiac cath lab.

American College of Cardiology Accredited- Electrophysiology

 

Electrophysiology Accreditation

After a systematic on-site review of policies and protocols, the American College of Cardiology once again recognized AU Medical Center for demonstrating expertise and commitment in treating patients in the Electrophysiology Lab in November, 2019.


American College of Cardiology Accredited Primary PCI with Resuscitation- Chest Pain Center

Chest Pain Center with PCI and Resuscitation

AU Medical Center was the first hospital in the region to become nationally accredited for their Chest Pain Center and in October, 2017, the American College of Cardiology accredited AUMC as the first in the region as a Chest Pain Center with PCI and Resuscitation.  The ACC acknowledged the work that AUMC has done to meet all Chest Pain Center requirements as well as requirements to meet all post-cardiac arrest treatment. The ACC also acknowledged that AUMC has a “No Diversion Policy” for out of hospital cardiac arrest patients – meaning that the hospital will accept all patients in cardiac arrest. 

Accredited Facility Echocardiography

Echocardiography

Intersocietal Accreditation Commission has once again accredited all three echocardiography components:  Adult transthoracic echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography.  Accredited programs are dedicated to ensuring quality patient care. 

Certified Program AACVPR

Cardiac Rehabilitation

In August, 2019, The American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) has again recognized AU Medical Center by re-certifying that the Cardiac Rehab Department has successfully met all requirements and standards. 

The American Heart Association has recognized AU Medical Center with the following Awards:

  • Get with the Guidelines – A-Fib Bronze
  • Get with the Guidelines – Heart Failure SILVER PLUS with Honor Roll