Accreditations and Certifications
HonorHealth is proud to have earned the following prestigious accreditations and certifications.
System-Wide Chest Pain Centers
All five HonorHealth medical centers are accredited Chest Pain Centers with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention, also known as angioplasty). HonorHealth is the largest health network in Arizona to achieve this national accreditation, the highest possible for emergency cardiac care. To earn accreditation, each hospital met or exceeded criteria and underwent on-site evaluations by a team of reviewers from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care.
The focus of our Chest Pain Centers is re-establishing your coronary blood flow as quickly and safely as possible. In emergency heart care, time is muscle. If heart attacks symptoms are caused by a blockage in the heart's arteries, the faster we unblock the artery and restore circulation to the affected heart muscle, the better your chances for recovery.
Cardiac Arrest Centers
All five HonorHealth medical centers are certified Cardiac Arrest Centers by the Arizona Department of Health Services. This important certification shows that our hospitals meet state standards for treating cardiac arrest patients.
New Hypothermia Treatment
Cardiac Arrest Centers provide specialized care that increases survival rates. But that's not their only goal. Your quality of life after surviving a heart attack is just as important. For this reason, Cardiac Arrest Centers can induce mild hypothermia within the first hours after cardiac arrest, a new standard of care recommended by the American Heart Association.
Cooling the heart, brain and core body temperatures to 93-95 degrees Fahrenheit has been shown to help keep the brain stable and improve neurological recovery. It either prevents or lessens permanent postanoxic (lack of oxygen) brain injury and may help preserve the heart and kidneys.
Heart Failure Centers
John C. Lincoln Medical Center and Deer Valley Medical Center have become the first hospitals in Arizona to earn full accreditation as Heart Failure Centers from the National Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC).
Both medical facilities were among the first in the state to have been certified as Cardiac Arrest Centers by the State of Arizona and accredited nationally by SCPC as Chest Pain Centers with PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention, also known as angioplasty), the highest national accreditation possible for emergency heart attack care