The Society is an international not-for-profit organization committed to leading the fight to eliminate heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide. SCPC focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities by creating communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. SCPC provides the support needed by hospitals to effectively bridge existing gaps in treatment by providing the tools, education and support necessary to successfully navigate the changing face of health care.
Accreditation is a tool that brings together:
- Emergency medicine
- Quality improvement professionals
- Chief Financial Officers
- Quality executives
Accreditation improves the clinical processes for the early assessment, diagnosis and treatment within facilities
That process improvement helps quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
Eliminate heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide.
To develop and share quality practices that optimize the care and outcomes of patients with acute cardiovascular disease worldwide through innovative cross-disciplinary processes and education that bring science to the bedside.
As a company, and as individuals, we value:
- Devotion to patients, customers, and partners
- Openness, respectfulness
Unequalled dedication to customer hospitals and the mindset to provide unequalled resources — science, best practices, expertise, experience, and 800 Accredited peer hospitals — to break down barriers within hospitals. We’re smart, friendly experts, who work alongside hospitals with an energy and positivity that is more than just unique: it’s contagious.
The concept of chest pain centers (CPC) started in the late 1980s as a strategy to significantly reduce heart attack deaths through the rapid treatment of patients with acute myocardial infarction.
Since then, CPC’s have evolved to include safe, cost-effective management of low risk patients presenting with chest pain and other possible symptoms of a heart attack.
There are now nearly 800 SCPC Accredited hospitals.
- Significantly reduce the time it takes for patients experiencing symptoms of a possible heart attack to see a physician
- Reduce the time to treatment during the critical early stages when treatments are most effective
- Provide a specialized observation setting so physicians can monitor patients when it is not clear if they are having a coronary event and help ensure that patients are neither sent home too early nor needlessly admitted to the CCU
- Develop protocol-driven, systematic approach to patient management that promotes optimal application of current standards of care. Guidelines, or critical care pathways, are commonly utilized
- Afford rapid initiation of crucial therapy in patients with high risk acute coronary syndromes
- Encourage stratification of clinically low risk patients into those requiring admission and those who can be safely discharged and managed as outpatients
A resourceful, innovative MBA professional with over 20 years experience within both domestic and international healthcare arenas, Mick joined the Society in 2011. He is an expert on a several areas of operational excellence including General Operations and Marketing Management.
Mick has expertise in initiating projects and programs that boost efficiency and productivity while providing service to populations in need. A turnaround champion with proven skills in management, analysis, negotiation, development, design, creativity, troubleshooting, motivation and improvement of operations through policies that promote a team-based work atmosphere, creative thinking, process enhancement, and a positive result for the organizational bottom line.
A former President of Heartbeat International, he also was Regional Director at U.S. Cardiovascular and Administrative Director Heart Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, FL, as well as Administrative Director at St. Joseph’s Heart Institute.
With more than 20 years experience as a marketing professional, Wallinger is fluent in creative solutions among a unique range of marketing disciplines.
Formerly, Wallinger was Marketing Director at inVentiv Health where he worked in the IQ innovations lab bringing new technologies and techniques to the health care clients.
Previously, he was in the hardware and software industry with companies like TERiX, Aelita Software (now Quest), Symix, Macola.
While at Owens Corning, he helped launch an initiative to move from business-to-business to a direct sales model for emerging business-to-consumer products.
Wallinger was also Director of Marketing at ArcLight, which was a joint venture between Wal-Mart, Cardinal Health, CVS and 22 other healthcare companies. It was a pharmaceutical data provider that introduced longitudinal prescription data to the market through a software tool.
He was also VP of Marketing at Grey Advertising in New York Managed a wide-ranging client base for Grey Advertising at New York headquarters. Accounts included IBM, Nissan (launch of “Infiniti” automobile), NBA, 3M, M&M Mars, BASF and the Olympics.
A former consultant, Wallinger has also orchestrated marketing strategies for a variety of large and small clients.
He was also an award-winning journalist and Publisher of The Journal of Longitudinal Data.
He has over 30 years experience in emergency medical services both air and ground to include international as well as specialty team, transfer centers, Chest Pain Centers and Emergency Department/Trauma Services. He began his clinical career as a Paramedic on the East Coast of Florida. He went on to become, Registered Nurse, Certified Emergency Nurse, Trauma Nurse Specialist and MBA.
David was one of the first certified paramedics in Florida and one of the first helicopter Flight Nurses in the country with Baptist Hospital Life Flight program in Jacksonville Florida. He has lectured/consulted on a variety of topics to include Transfer Centers, EMS Relationships with Hospitals, Aeromedical Safety and advanced airway management.
His management experience ranges from one of the busiest Trauma Center/Emergency Departments in Florida, EMS and specialty transport teams Freestanding Emergency Department, Transfer Centers, flight programs and 911 ground EMS.
He has served on the board of the Society of Cardivascular Patient Care and chaired and co-chair and continues to be involved with the ED/EMS interface. He has also served on the Board Positions/ Leadership Positions at North Port Area Chamber of Commerce, North Port FL, Chair Community Health Action Team, North Port FL and the Community Health Clinic, North Port FL.
To learn more about joining the Accreditation team at SCPC Send Mr. Carter a message.
A highly skilled professional with over 18 years experience in Product Management and Development roles in providing products to a global customer base. Abe joined the Society in 2012 and brings expertise in understanding market trends, leading teams to successful development, and launching award winning new products that meet evolving customer needs.
Abe has expertise in entering new global markets, developing new customers, product positioning, market segmentation, branding, identifying growth opportunities, strategic planning, negotiating technology and business acquisition/partnerships. Abe led cross functional teams to grow and streamline product lines for profitable global business growth.
Abe is a former Product Manager at Diamond Innovations/Sandvik AB, and was also Product Development Manager at Worthington Cylinder Corporation/Worthington Industries.
To learn more about the Society's products, Send Mr. Joesph a message.
Ms. Frederick brings to the Society a strong background in finance, healthcare, human resources, and employee benefits administration. Before joining the Society, she served for 16 years as the business manager for one of the leading neurosurgery practices in central Ohio. In addition, she managed all aspects of the insurance and billing department, as well as human resources.
Since joining the Society in 2004, she has been an integral part of the rapid growth and expansion. In addition to overseeing the Society's financial matters, she continues to manage all aspects of the employee compensation and benefits program, and sits on several Society committees. She was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Society's current database Customer Relationship Management (CRM) program, and is currently working closely with the IT Department and an outside vendor on the development of the Society's new accounting software program.
An experienced and results-driven professional with a track record in sales, marketing and non-profit leadership, Ms. Smith has a special focus on helping companies grow. Her expertise in emerging technologies and IT consulting are especially valuable to the emerging product lines at SCPC where her business coaching and consulting expertise will help member hospitals -- especially senior management -- understand and embrace the high-tech changes in healthcare, including value-based purchasing, data and analytics.
Highlights of her career to date include leadership roles in sales and marketing with Sterling Commerce (now an IBM company) as the company experienced rapid growth from 1991 to 1999, and market development with Keane. She then began a successful consulting career in the areas of strategic planning, sales coaching, and market development, first with eGlobal Initiatives and then with her own company.
Formerly known as the Society of Chest Pain Centers, the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care will focus on facility accreditation and certification for Chest Pain Centers, Acute Coronary Syndromes (ACS), Heart Failure (HF), and Atrial Fibrillation (A-fib). In addition, SCPC will provide certification for Chest Pain Center Coordinators, nurses, administrators and Chief Financial Officers looking to be compliant with CMS guidelines for Quality, Cost and Customer Satisfaction.