BSA is an Accredited Chest Pain Center. To become an Accredited Chest Pain Center, BSA engaged in rigorous evaluation by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) for its ability to assess, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack. Hospitals that have received this accreditation have achieved a high level of expertise in dealing with patients who present with symptoms of a heart attack.
As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, BSA emphasizes the importance of standardized diagnostic and treatment programs that provide more efficient and effective evaluation, as well as more appropriate and rapid treatment of patient with chest pain and other heart attack symptoms.
This accreditation shows the community served by BSA that standardized processes are in place that meet strict criteria aimed at:
One major part of the Chest Pain Center Accreditation is community education about signs and symptoms of a heart attack. BSA conducts a quarterly health fair where free metabolic syndrome screening (including cholesterol, triglycerides, blood glucose, blood pressure and waist circumference) is provided. There are also many educational booths and presentations about issues related to heart health.