Quality | Published February 1, 2016

Mount Nittany Medical Center achieves reaccreditation for cardiac catheterization lab

Mount Nittany Medical Center is pleased to announce full reaccreditation for the cardiac catheterization lab through Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE).

Cardiac catheterization is the general name for the group of procedures that involve physician-guided long, thin tubes (catheters) entered through an artery in the leg or wrist into the heart and the coronary arteries. Catheterization can be used in an emergency to intervene during a heart attack or to identify and correct structural problems to prevent such events.

Mount Nittany Medical Center first obtained ACE accreditation last year, and reaccreditation means that Mount Nittany Medical Center continues to achieve a gold standard in quality care for the cardiac cath lab. As the first accrediting organization recognized by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, ACE provides expert guidance for facilities to implement high quality standards in cardiac catheterization.

“ACE accreditation shows our sustained commitment to the highest quality cardiac care for our patients,” said Albert Zoda, MD, FACC, medical director, cardiac catheterization lab, Mount Nittany Medical Center. “Our reaccreditation continues to cover both diagnostic and interventional catheterizations, so it certainly required a lot of hard work, time, and dedication from our staff. For that, we are so very proud.”

Mount Nittany Health Cardiology services are conveniently offered in State College, Mifflin County, Penns Valley, and Lock Haven. To learn more, visit us online at mountnittany.org.