Colloquium Accredits Methodist Hospital - San Antonio as Heart Failure Institute

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium announced today that Methodist Hospital - San Antonio, Texas has achieved Heart Failure Institute Accreditation.

Methodist Heart Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, is home to the Texas Transplant Institute’s Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Program, offering the only hospital-based advanced heart failure clinic in the region.

“Heart failure care at Methodist Hospital is arguably the best available care for heart failure in the region,” said Tony Joseph, MD, President of the Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium. “When compared to all other accreditations, the designation as a Colloquium-accredited Heart Failure Institute signals a commitment to ‘relationship-based care’ that focuses on meeting the needs of the human person, not just a patient.

The Colloquium’s rigorous accreditation process is modeled after process improvement methods and includes a study of current practices, a gap analysis, in-depth interviews, clinical process mapping, an onsite review, and a comprehensive milestone report with specific action steps. Benefits include:

  • Early diagnosis to advanced care, including ventricular assist devices as destination therapy or as a bridge to heart transplant
  • Streamlined processes across the entire continuum of care
  • Enabling individuals to participate in their own care with more independence and less hospitalization
  • Collaboration with other Colloquium member hospitals across the country

“This accreditation is the latest achievement of our clinic staff and practicing physicians. It illustrates our dedication to providing the best possible patient experience and outcomes for cardiac patients in South Texas and beyond,” said Michael D. Kwan, MD, FACC, Medical Director, Texas Transplant Institute Heart Failure and Transplant Program

Site reviewer Beckie Rhodes, RN, BSN, MA, CNAA, BC of Banner Thunderbird Medical Center in Arizona noted that “Methodist hospital's exemplary care of heart failure patients was evident during their accreditation process. The survey team recognized Methodist' pioneering methods and exceptional teamwork among care givers.”

Over 800,000 Americans are diagnosed with heart failure each year. It is the number one reason for hospital admission for persons over 65 years of age. The accreditation process recognizes organizations that practice an ongoing and systematic approach to improving the care of individuals afflicted with this disease.

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The Healthcare Accreditation Colloquium
Tony Joseph, MD
Chief Executive Officer
3040 Riverside Drive, Suite 219
Columbus, Ohio 43221
[email protected]

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