Certified in Heart Care
Learn how John C. Lincoln Hospitals have achieved important certifications in emergency heart care and heart failure:
At John C. Lincoln Hospitals, we feel privileged to care for those who trust us. We are known for providing healing environments where patients and their families receive highly personal support and encouragement throughout all phases of heart care.
Our approach to heart care blends innovative treatments with time-tested experience. Our surgeons were quick to adopt off-pump cardiac bypass surgery and the mini-maze surgical technique. Both procedures lead to reduced recovery times and fewer side effects.
Our hospitals also have recently started practicing induction of mild hypothermia in qualified patients during the first hours after cardiac arrest. Cooling the core body temperature to 93-95 degrees Fahrenheit has been shown to keep the brain stable and improve neurological recovery. The emergency therapy may also help preserve the heart and kidneys.
Accredited Heart Failure Centers
In July 2011, John C. Lincoln Deer Valley and North Mountain Hospitals became the first hospitals in Arizona to earn full accreditation as Heart Failure Centers from the national Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC).
Accreditation as Heart Failure Centers demonstrates that our hospitals are places where heart patients can get the most comprehensive high quality care.
To earn SCPC accreditation as a Heart Failure Center, a hospital must demonstrate its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria.
This latest accreditation adds another dimension of recognized expertise in cardiac care at both John C. Lincoln Hospitals. 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.