What We Do
The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC) is a not-for-profit organization committed to leading the fight to eliminate heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide.
Because we know that time translates to muscle during a heart emergency, the Society’s Accreditation processes bridge EMS, emergency medicine, cardiology and other cardiac health care professionals who are working side by side, and in concert with the general public, to reduce heart attack deaths.
SCPC drives protocol and evidence-based process improvement through Accreditation for facilities and through education for healthcare professionals focused on cardiovascular care.
About the Society
Chest Pain (CP), Heart Failure (HF) and Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib) Accreditations are our principal service lines, but our passion is Education and Collaboration.
Education is at the core of the Society's DNA. We were founded to help educate the world about the dangers of heart attacks and the benefits of early heart attack education, and have created programs to achieve this.
While our primary focus is to provide education designed for healthcare professionals, we also offer patient education and Early Heart Attack Care (EHAC) materials for professionals to share in their communities.
About the Society
The Society has accredited more than 1,000 hospitals.
The Value of Accreditation
The Top 3 Benefits cited by Chest Pain Center Accredited hospitals are:
- Accreditation leads to operational efficiencies in the care of the ACS patient leading to improved patient throughput and volumes.
- Accreditation increases community awareness of ACS symptoms and improves relationships with EMS.
- Accreditation improves integration of teams and departments leading to better coordination of care for ACS patients along the continuum of care.