Accredited Chest Pain Center
Hobbs Hospital is Lea County’s first and only Accredited Chest Pain
Center, and one of only six in the state of New Mexico. This designation,
given by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), means that
Hobbs Hospital has demonstrated expertise in cardiac patient care as measured
by a wide range of stringent criteria. This level of cardiac care is achieved
by only 12% of all hospitals in the United States.
What does SCPC accreditation mean for patients?
- Patients who arrive at Hobbs Hospital's ER with symptoms of a heart
attack are treated according to quality-of-care measures that are proven
to achieve better patient outcomes.
- The hospital must demonstrate our expertise in this treatment during an
extensive survey by the SCPC every three years.
Treatment starts from the onset of the patient's symptoms, and includes
an interdisciplinary team approach -- EMS personnel, Emergency room doctors
and nurses, Radiology, Respiratory, Laboratory and many other departments
all come together to rapidly diagnose and treat heart attack symptoms.
The Accredited Chest Pain Center model is designed to help the hospital
plan and organize the delivery of care for potential heart attack victims
in a systematic manner.
As an Accredited Chest Pain Center, Hobbs Hospital's best practice
approach to cardiac care allows us to act fast during the critical first
stages of a heart attack.
Early recognition of heart attack symptoms is also a vital part of care.
If you or someone you love is experiencing these symptoms, please call
Uncertainty is normal
Heart attacks are not always sudden and intense. Many start slowly, with
only mild pain or discomfort. You may not be sure what’s wrong –
even if you’ve had a previous heart attack. When in doubt, check it out.
Here to serve you
Our team of physicians and nurses are here for you. 24 hours a day, 7 days
a week. Our accredited Chest Pain Center is open to any patient experiencing
heart attack symptoms.
If you or someone you love is experiencing signs or symptoms of a heart
attack, please call 911 immediately.