JMCGH Recognized for Excellence with ACC Transcatheter Valve Certification


The American College of Cardiology has recognized Jackson-Madison County General Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter valve repair and replacement procedures. Jackson-Madison County General Hospital was awarded Transcatheter Valve Certification in December based on evaluation of the staff's ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

The ACC's Transcatheter Valve Certification is an external review and certification process that pairs with established national clinical databases to monitor patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve therapies. Participation in established national clinical databases such as the STS/ACC TVT Registry is required for hospitals interested in achieving Transcatheter Valve Certification.

Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board said that the hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing West Tennessee with excellent heart care.

The certification uses established national clinical measures to support clinical decisions and links process improvement to patient outcomes. Hospitals that achieve Transcatheter Valve Certification learn best practices for implementing evidence-based medicine to support patient-centered decision-making and can track key performance metrics to better identify opportunities for improvement.

The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like JMCGH access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance. These services are focused on all aspects of cardiac care, including transcatheter valve therapies.


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