High Point Regional Health named a 2013 Becker's Hospital Review Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals for 2013

Carolina Regional Heart Center is a 132,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art outpatient facility that is dedicated primarily to providing the full spectrum of outpatient cardiac services. It is managed as a partnership between High Point Regional and Carolina Cardiology Cornerstone.

High Point Regional Health's Carolina Regional Heart Center was recently named a Becker's Hospital Review Top 100 Cardiac Hospitals for 2013. The Becker's editorial team selected Carolina Regional Heart Center based on recognition for quality care, clinical awards and research contributions to cardiovascular care. Hospitals listed in the Top 100 have received recognition as outstanding providers of cardiovascular services by U.S. News & World Report, Truven Health Analytics, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the American Nurses Credentialing Center.

"We are pleased to receive another national recognition acknowledging the hard work and commitment of our cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons and staff," said Zan Tyson, MD. "We would also like to thank High Point Regional's nursing, electrophysiology and catheterization laboratory staff as well as our emergency department physician partners and local EMS who helped achieve this milestone."

Carolina Regional Heart Center, a partnership between High Point Regional and Carolina Cardiology Cornerstone, earned the American College of Cardiology Foundation's Platinum Performance Achievement Award in 2013, recognizing the hospital's high standard care for heart attack patients. It is also a Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center for cardiac care and a two time recipient of the American Heart Associations' Mission: Lifeline award.

"We are so thankful for the terrific staff in the Carolina Regional Heart Center and for our partners in Carolina Cardiology Cornerstone," said Greg Taylor, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for High Point Regional. "The Becker's Top 100 Cardiac Hospital acknowledgement is yet another validation of the great program that exists at Carolina Regional Heart Center."

Opened in January 2001, the 132,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art Carolina Regional Heart Center is an outpatient facility that is dedicated primarily to providing the full spectrum of outpatient cardiac services.

"The Becker's Top 100 is the second national award validating the hard work that the partners at Carolina Cardiology Cornerstone have put into the heart program at High Point Regional over the last 20 years," said Tyson. "This demonstrates all the good things that can happen when you have such a dedicated team like the staff of Carolina Regional Heart Center."

Improving patient care and service has been the main objective of the center's development. The result is a unique, cutting-edge facility that expands and improves delivery of health services in the region. The mission of Carolina Regional Heart Center is to provide the residents of the Piedmont Triad with a full range of high-quality, easily accessible, cost-effective and integrated cardiovascular care in an environment that respects the dignity and privacy of patients and families.

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About High Point Regional Health
High Point Regional Health, a member of UNC Health Care, is a private, not-for-profit health care organization with more than 2,300 staff. High Point Regional offers 351 private beds for medical and surgical patients serving over 120,000 patients each year. High Point Regional has its foundation in six primary service areas: Carolina Regional Heart Center, The Hayworth Cancer Center, The Neuroscience Center, The Esther R. Culp Women's Center, The Emergency Center and The Piedmont Joint Replacement Center.

High Point Regional's mission is to provide exceptional health services to the people of this region. For more information, visit HighPointRegional.com.