Corazon’s unique value comes from a consultative and collaborative approach that supports clients’ efforts toward achieving this important distinction for market leadership and/or a competitive advantage.
Corazon Accreditation offers two varying levels to best serve your cardiovascular programs’ needs for quality assurance, state requirements, or performance improvement efforts.
Corazon's Approach for Accreditation:
Formal Quality Oversight
Our Proven Accreditation Process
Onsite comprehensive program review
Clinical staff evaluation
Optimize patient pathways
Clinical outcomes analysis
External case review
Address any program deficiencies
Communication with state/regulatory bodies
Statement of accreditation
Benefits of Corazon Accreditation include:
- Marketability and public awareness;
- Quality improvement mechanisms;
- Standardization of patient care;
- And more!
Corazon Accreditation Guarantee
Unique Features & Exceptional Elements
Articles & Blogs
- Accreditation & Using Data to Drive Performance Improvement
- Accreditation as a Program Strategy: Understanding Options for Achieving Excellence
- Chest Pain Center Accreditation
- Continuous Quality Improvement: Operational Drivers & Clinical Impact
- Case Study: Cardiovascular Expansion and Accreditation
- The Outcomes of Accreditation: A Snapshot of Program Improvements
- The Rationale for a Chest Pain Center Approach
- Webinar Recording: The Levels of Accreditation: An Introductory Look
Corazon’s unique E3 accreditation process brings many and varied programmatic benefits to cardiovascular service lines, including increased focus on clinical quality and outcomes, increased data transparency, consideration for strategic planning and growth initiatives, and physician and hospital leadership collaboration to help enhance a program’s success. Listen as Corazon’s experts discuss which accreditation level is best suited for your program needs.
It was extremely helpful to have the assistance of the seasoned team from Corazon. They knew the PA regulations and were actually instrumental in assisting the DOH with the development of the guidelines, which was an added bonus of working with them. Corazon provided the A-Z of all of our needs, helping to establish the types of committees needed to ensure employees throughout the hospital had a say in the program, which allowed our team to become engaged in the program and thus instrumental to its success.
We are extremely satisfied with every aspect of our cath lab accreditation project with Corazon. From the prep, to meeting our quick timeline, to the site visit for review, we couldn’t be happier with the results. The entire project was completed quickly and thoroughly, and now our community has evidence of the high quality cardiac care we provide at McLaren Greater Lansing. Corazon’s accreditation is a 5-Star service!
Working through the accreditation process has been a pivotal part of our continued development of best practices for our catheterization lab. With Corazon, we gain invaluable insight into cardiology as a whole, including the labs…[We have] worked with Corazon for more than 15 years, and through this partnership, our cardiology department has continued to grow and flourish into one of the most accredited and successful in the state. We are quite thankful for this continued relationship, and look forward to working with them for years to come.
Corazon provides an extra layer of quality assurance that is essential in the success of any cardiac catheterization program. Through the support from Corazon and our medical director, [we have] not only achieved, but consistently maintained, positive outcomes…Corazon also provides identification of areas for improvement according to the top benchmarks across the nation. With early recognition and timely implementation of change, Evangelical has seen our outcomes steadily soar. With Corazon as our accrediting body, we have a “safety net” for our quality program.”
Our experience with Corazon Accreditation has exceeded our expectations here at Garden City Hospital…the overall process has helped us improve our program in the best of ways, with the consultants there every step of the way. From interacting with our team, to collaborating with our physicians, to providing feedback to our executive team, we feel Corazon’s feedback and accreditation will elevate care in many ways. We’re excited to have Corazon’s Seal of Accreditation on our cardiovascular program and think they represent how the accreditation process should be.
Thank You, Corazon! Here at WellStar Paulding, we are growing tremendously month after month…our staff continues to grow to better meet the demands of our OP volume. We’re already considering the addition of a second lab for our continued cath growth and newly-added simple EP procedures…At Douglas, we continue to lead the system overall in NCDR, PCI, and GWTG outcomes and it’s likely Paulding will follow suit. Our verification with Corazon has done so much to help us be successful in our quest to best treat heart disease in our local communities.
I want to extend my sincere thanks to the Corazon team for making the accreditation process at St. John Macomb-Oakland such a positive experience. Corazon was a pleasure to work with and I truly feel that we will become a better program as a result.
The Corazon team was very knowledgeable with planning and implementing our PCI program, as well working through the state regulatory environment for our program’s Accreditation. The projects were managed in a timely manner and used best practices and benchmarks for the development of not only implementing a cardiac cath lab, but developing a high-quality cardiac program. Our program is positioned for success from our collaboration with the Corazon team and we look forward to working with them again in the future.
The User Group included with Corazon’s accreditation is so informative. We learn so much on the calls and we can’t wait to try some of the other best practices that the group talked about from experience. It is nice to hear about shared challenges, and that we all have room to grow and learn from each other. All of us at Garden City Hospital are so glad we are a part of Corazon, as they have shared so much with us and partnered to help our program grow and provide quality care to our patients.
The collaboration, process improvement, and goal setting has been guided by Corazon for Ascension Macomb-Oakland, Warren Campus to keep up with a robust PCI program. It has been a wonderful and purposeful accreditation partnership with Corazon.
We have thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Corazon for our PCI accreditation. The collaborative and informative approach of their Accreditation team is always uplifting and encouraging as we are on this journey together. The Corazon team is easy to work with and we appreciate their feedback and guidance. They truly want to partner with you to ensure that the best patient care is being delivered.
Henry Ford West Bloomfield has been offering elective PCI services since 2016, and as a result, are required by the MI department of community health to obtain program accreditation. We partnered with Corazon to achieve and maintain our accreditation. Corazon offers a collaborative approach providing guidance, quality oversight through ongoing monitoring or our quality outcomes, and recommendations for program improvement. We are proud of our PCI program and what we’ve been able to offer our patient community, and appreciate Corazon for their collaboration and leadership throughout the accreditation process.
The Corazon PCI Accreditation process has helped our organization meet the requirements to perform Elective PCIs without Open Heart Surgery. Throughout the accreditation process, we were able to identify areas of opportunity to improve utilization of data, application of guidelines, and overall quality. The journey has been beneficial for our institution and providers but most beneficial for the patients we care for.
As a new PCI program, our Cath lab management and Senior Leadership Team were very motivated to ensure our procedures met the highest quality standards and adhered to the guidelines set forth by accrediting bodies. Through Corazon’s Platinum Accreditation process, we were afforded access to quarterly peer review for our interventional procedures and this provided the link we needed to our in-house quality program. As a result of Corazon’s Peer Review, we fine-tuned our patient selection process for appropriateness and saw improvements in our documentation. We are very pleased to see these improvements in our PCI program as a result of Corazon’s quarterly peer review process and recognize that promoting best practice guidelines also positively impacts reimbursement.