Press Releases
Feb 11, 2009
UMC's Cardiac Care Team Receives Prestigious Society of Chest Pain Centers Accreditation with PCI
UMC is very proud to receive the top accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers. The Society of Chest Pain Centers is a non-profit international society that bridges cardiology and emergency medicine to focus on improving timely, quality care for cardiac patients. To be commended by the SCPC is a high honor. “The SCPC accreditation is yet another indication of UMC’s commitment to excellence in delivering cardiac care, this is just one piece of the larger picture as to why UMC is the place to come for excellence in healthcare,” says Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly.

The Society of Chest Pain Centers commends UMC for consistently demonstrating expertise in areas such as timely emergency assessment of cardiac patients, the presence of a heart monitoring program for low-risk patients to ensure they are not sent home with heart complications, physicians and nursing staff who have an intricate understanding of cardiac care, an administrative staff committed to heart health, and hospital based community outreach programs. Additionally, being an accredited chest pain chest with pci, demonstrates UMC has a continued commitment to providing percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCI, which are angioplasty procedures used to unblock arteries.

“It’s important to be recognized by the society, they are the authority on superior cardiac care, and this just proves patients come to UMC because outcome matters,” says UMC Cardiologist Dr. Robert Wesley.

This prestigious accreditation from the Society of Chest Pains Centers comes of the heels of UMC receiving the American Heart Association’s Get With the Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for excellence in providing a higher standard of cardiac care. “We are the only hospital in Las Vegas to receive this caliber of recognition from the Society of Chest Pain Centers and from the American Heart Association,” says UMC Cardiologist Dr. Chowdhury Ahsan.

For more information on UMC’s Cardiac Care Team, or to schedule an interview, please contact Danita Cohen, Public Relations Coordinator at UMC, by calling 702-383-3987 or emailing

UMC is the only public, non-profit hospital in Clark County and operates the state’s only Level I Trauma Center, Level II Pediatric Trauma, and Lions Burn Care Center. The hospital offers the highest level of care in a 10,000-mile radius. UMC is affiliated with the University of Nevada School of Medicine and serves as the state’s major clinical campus. Through its affiliation with the School of Medicine, residency programs in emergency medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, general surgery and pediatrics are offered at UMC. UMC operates several Quick Care and Primary
Care clinics around Clark County. UMC is home to several specialty service lines including orthopedics, pediatrics,
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Danita Cohen
(702) 383-3987

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