Oregon Health & Science University has been named a Cardiac Center of Excellence by independent patient safety and health quality accreditor DNV GL Healthcare.
The certification recognizes OHSU’s leadership, processes and standards for cardiac health care related to chest pain, heart failure and ventricular assist device heart pumps. The honor recognizes hospitals that take all necessary steps to deliver safe, effective and excellent cardiovascular care.
OHSU is the first institution to receive Cardiac Center of Excellence certification from DNV GL. DNV GL certification combines national and international standards, including those from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the International Organization for Standardization.
More information is available in DNV GL’s announcement.
As Oregon’s only academic medical center, OHSU offers a broad swath of cardiovascular services that range from heart failure care to preventive cardiology. Approximately 14,000 adult patients receive cardiovascular care from OHSU providers annually.