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.