Officials with the Clarion Health Network, Methodist Hospital, and Clarian
Cardiovascular announced that Methodist Hospital has become the first
accredited Heart Failure Institute in the State of Indiana and only the
fourth such institute in the nation. This designation is provided by the
Health-care Accreditation Colloquium.
The designation of a Heart Failure Institute demonstrates a guarantee to
provide ongoing cardiac care, efforts to improve patient survival and
quality of life, and continuous progress in management of heart failure symptoms.
The procedure by which a facility obtains accreditation is designed around
improvement methods, which include an analysis of current practices, comprehensive
reports, in depth interviews and onsite review. By obtaining the distinction
of accreditation, Methodist has shown that it is proficient in managing
heart disease and failure.