Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center on May 17 announced it received American College of Cardiology (ACC) Transcatheter Valve Certification.
The certification is a designation of excellence that recognizes demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients undergoing transcatheter valve repair and replacement procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).
ACC awards this certification following a rigorous, months-long evaluation of the team’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance. Only about 6% of the more than 750 American hospitals that perform TAVR, a minimally invasive heart valve replacement procedure, have earned this designation.
“The ACC Transcatheter Valve Certification provides external confirmation of what our team of professionals and patients already know: we have one of the best TAVR programs and teams in the nation, with outstanding outcomes and a dedication to continuously improving the quality of our program,” said Dr. John Brown III, The Grant V. Parr Chair, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery and Vice-Chair Cardiovascular Medicine, Morristown Medical Center. “This elite certification also validates our commitment to provide the highest quality multidisciplinary, evidence-based care in advancing the field of structural heart disease research.”
Morristown Medical Center is ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the top hospital in New Jersey and has one of the top-ranked programs for cardiology and cardiac surgery in the nation. It is home to the largest cardiac surgery and invasive cardiology programs in New Jersey and offers the most up-to-date cardiac imaging technologies available.