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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.

Act Fast

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 911 immediately.

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.

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