Cy-Fair Hospital Recognized for Cardiac Care 
Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital 
Monday, 21 December 2009 

Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital is proud to announce it has received full Cycle III accreditation status from the Society of Chest Pain Center. 

“Having access to quality acute cardiac medicine close to home gives confidence to our patients in the community,” says Krishnamoorthy Vivekananthan, MD, chest pain center medical director at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. “Time is of the essence during a heart attack so our multi-disciplinary team works hard to ensure prompt, effective care in situations like this when it matters most, and this accreditation is proof of that dedication.”

The Chest Pain Center’s protocol driven and systematic approach to patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment during the critical early stages of a heart attack, when treatments are most effective, and to better monitor patients when it is not clear whether they are having a coronary event. Such observation helps ensure that a patient is neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted.

“Achieving Cycle III accreditation is an important accomplishment for Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital,” says Michael Dang, MD, emergency department medical director at the hospital. “We are committed to the care of our cardiac patients by improving the time to treatment, utilizing proven treatment methodologies, and offering compassionate care.”

The Chest Pain Center at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center has demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of stringent criteria and completing on-site evaluations by a review team from the Society of Chest Pain Centers.  Key areas in which a Chest Pain Center must demonstrate expertise include:

·        Integrating the emergency department with the local emergency medical system

·        Assessing, diagnosing, and treating patients quickly

·        Effectively treating patients with low risk for acute coronary syndrome and no assignable cause for their symptoms

·        Continually seeking to improve processes and procedures

·        Ensuring Chest Pain Center personnel competency and training

·        Maintaining organizational structure and commitment

·        Having a functional design that promotes optimal patient care

·        Supporting community outreach programs that educate the public to promptly seek medical care if they display symptoms of a possible heart attack

“More than five million Americans visit hospitals each year with chest pain,” explains Cindy Hudgens, RN, BSN, CNRN, cardiovascular and stroke coordinator at Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. “In addition to providing quality care in the hospital, it is our goal to help educate our neighbors in the community to recognize and react to the early symptoms of a possible heart attack as well as to promote preventative care such as living a heart-healthy lifestyle.”

To learn more about the quality care at Cy-Fair Hospital, call 800-681-2733 or visit