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Ocala, FL - Munroe Regional Medical Center Achieves Heart Failure Accreditation

Munroe Regional Medical Center recently announced it has received Heart Failure Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC).

To receive Heart Failure Accreditation, Munroe Regional demonstrated its expertise and commitment to quality patient care by meeting or exceeding a wide set of criteria and undergoing an onsite review by a team of SCPC's accreditation review specialists. The medical center's protocol-driven and systematic approach to patient management allows physicians to reduce time to treatment and to risk stratify patients to decrease their length of stay.

In July 2012, Munroe Regional launched a Heart Failure Unit within its 5-floor Cardiology department. Patients with the primary diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure are admitted to the Heart Failure Unit where they receive extensive patient education on their condition and Munroe's innovative treatment strategy. 

Munroe's approach includes empowering patients with education during their hospital stay. Patients learn to take care of themselves through an understanding of the importance of exercise, weight management, and sodium/fluid restrictions.

"Heart failure is currently the only cardiac disease that continues to increase in both incidence and prevalence in our country" said Pam Michell, CNO at Munroe Regional. "Munroe is very proud to have developed a comprehensive patient-centered heart failure program across the patient's continuum of care. Our goal is to provide them with extensive education geared towards self-empowerment and self-care so that we can help them improve their lives and eliminate the need for readmission to the medical center."

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