Southern Regional's Heart & Vascular Care Center Awards

Award-winning Cardiac Care

Southern Regional's Heart & Vascular Care Center has been nationally recognized for exceeding standards to provide our patients with the highest quality of care. No other hospital in the South Metro area can offer this superior level of quality.

Southern Regional Health System has National Quality Approval by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. We are also proud that our Heart & Vascular Care Center has many important national distinctions.

Nationally-recognized Chest Pain Center

As an accredited chest pain center, we achieve high standards of care established by the Society of Chest Pain Centers.

Southern Regional was the second hospital in the Atlanta area to receive this prestigious accreditation, and it is the only one in the Southern Crescent.

In order to earn this distinction, centers must perform all tests within 30 minutes of a cardiac patient's arrival. When chest pain is present, patients must be brought to the cardiac catheterization lab in less than 90 minutes. Additionally, chest pain centers must perform a high volume of procedures each year.

Lab Accreditation

Our Heart & Vascular Care Center is an Accredited Vascular Laboratory. This recognizes us for providing a high level of patient care and high-quality testing to diagnose vascular disease.

It is awarded by the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Vascular Laboratories.

Southern Regional's Heart & Vascular Care Center is the only hospital-based vascular lab with this accreditation in the Southern Crescent.

ECHO Lab Honor

Our Heart & Vascular Care Center earned an ECHO Lab Accreditation with Distinction.

This designation came from the Intersocietal Commission for the Accreditation of Echocardiography Laboratories and Vascular Laboratory.

Cardiac Rehab Certification

Southern Regional has metro-Atlanta's only hospital-based certified cardiac rehab program south of I-20. Our program is certified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, showing that it exceeds the essential standards of care.

In order to achieve this certification, the hospital went through a rigorous application process involving a year-long review and obtaining numerous recommendations.

American Heart Association Hospital

Southern Regional received a "Get with the Guidelines Hospital" designation for Congestive Heart Failure from the American Heart Association.