Local Lancaster Medical Center Gains Key Accreditation for Heart Care


Penn State Health Lancaster Medical Center has received accreditation for percutaneous coronary intervention from the Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE). This procedure helps open blocked coronary arteries. The accreditation was granted after a detailed review of the center’s structure, processes, patient safety, and clinical results.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has also approved the center to provide automated implantable cardiac defibrillators. These devices help control irregular heart rhythms and are for patients at high risk of sudden heart failure.

Dr. Patrick Fitzsimmons, a cardiologist at the center, expressed satisfaction with the ACE recognition and DOH support. He praised the team’s efforts in providing the latest technology and life-saving care.

The Lancaster Medical Center features a modern hybrid operating room and advanced imaging technology. These facilities enable surgeons to perform both minimally invasive and open vascular surgeries. The hospital also has three labs for diagnosing and treating heart conditions without surgery.

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