Tennova North accredited as ‘Chest Pain Center’

Tennova Healthcare is pleased to announce that North Knoxville Medical Center has received accreditation as a Chest Pain Center by the American College of Cardiology (ACC), a national organization dedicated to transforming cardiovascular care and improving heart health.

“Our hospital was awarded Chest Pain Center Accreditation based on a rigorous onsite evaluation of our ability to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack,” said Travis Fawver, D.O., medical director of the emergency department at North Knoxville Medical Center. “This recognition validates our hard work to become a leader in the care of patients with chest pain.”

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation have proven a high level of competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. They have streamlined their systems from admission to diagnosis and treatment all the way through post-discharge care and assistance in patient lifestyle changes.