Heart Attack Patients Can Count on the Chest Pain Center
Southern Regional knows that time is critical diagnosing and treating heart
attacks. Every second counts during a heart attack.
The American College of Cardiology has recognized Southern Regional Medical
Center for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients
with chest pain. Southern Regional has been awarded Level 5 Chest Pain
Center Accreditation with Primary PCI based on rigorous onsite evaluation
of the staff’s ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients
who may be experiencing a heart attack.
Our designation as a Chest Pain Center with PCI (percutaneous coronary
intervention, also known as angioplasty) ensures that Southern Regional
Medical Center meets or exceeds national standards for cardiac care, and
routinely performs angioplasty - a less-invasive alternative to open-heart
surgery for certain heart attack patients.
Leader in Cardiac Care
Moving Fast to Save Lives
An important part of our expertise is that we can quickly diagnose heart
attack patients and provide rapid angioplasty. This is critical because
treating patients quickly means saving more heart muscle.
If you come to our Emergency Department with chest pain, you will be assessed
promptly and if needed, sent to our chest pain center right away.
Southern Regional also works closely with local Emergency Services to decrease
the time between the initial 911-call and medical treatment or angioplasty.
Nationally Accredited Lab
Our hospital is proud to have a leading accredited