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 drives process improvement and brings together:

  • EMS
  • Emergency medicine
  • Cardiology
  • Clinicians
  • Administrators
  • Doctors
  • Nurses
  • Lawyers
  • Architects
  • 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:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Devotion to patients, customers, and partners
  • Openness, respectfulness
  • Collaboration 


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 more than 1,000 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

Management Team

Wil Mick, CEO

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.

Abe Joseph – Director, Accreditation Services

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.

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Cathy Frederick, Director of Finance

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.

Carol Smith, Director of Business Development

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. 

Joe Spaulding, Director of IT

Joe Spaulding serves as the Information Technology Director for SCPC. He has been working in the computer and telecommunication field for over twenty years. During this time, he has held a number of leadership positions working as an information systems manager, a consultant, a network/system engineer and as a teacher/trainer.

 He has progressed through jobs of increasing responsibility in information technology including global computer operations, telecommunications, application system development, enterprise architecture, and information technology strategic planning. Prior to coming to the Society he spent 7 years as the Vice President of Information Technology for one of the biggest financial institutions in Ohio. Mr. Spaulding currently holds positions on several Technology Councils in the community and serves on the board of directors for community non-profit organizations.

Casey Strader, Director of Marketing

Since joining the Society in 2004, Ms. Strader has been a guiding force in the implementation of the Society’s external marketing efforts. She now spearheads the planning and organization of the Society’s annual Congress and educational offerings as well as the Society’s image and brand marketing, media relations and marketing communications. Her strong interpersonal communication skills and outreach activities help bring together the key organizational disciplines that initiate and support the Society’s service lines.

Prior to joining the Society, she progressed through a variety of marketing and change management roles at Sterling Commerce (now an IBM company). During her 15-year association with Sterling Commerce she was a lead contact for corporate event management and coordination of C-level event functions. In addition, her years of service in the fast-paced world of applications development, included assignments associated with organizational change and transition management.

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