Regional Hospital presented with Cardiovascular Center of Excellence recognition

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Members of the leadership team from the American Heart Association (AHA) presented officials from Commonwealth Health Regional Hospital of Scranton with the Cardiovascular Center of Excellence accreditation on Wednesday, Dec. 6. Regional is the first hospital in the nation to receive this recognition, which is a new comprehensive level of designation developed in collaboration with the American College of Cardiology to recognize hospitals with superior services focused on the needs of the population they serve. From left, are Chris Howe, ACEO, Regional Hospital; Justin Davis, CEO, Regional Hospital; Dr. David FitzPatrick, cardiologist, Regional Hospital; Elaine Walker, Heart and Vascular Institute program director, Regional Hospital; Kelly Macheska, VP Quality Systems Improvement, AHA; Crystal Glodek, Quality Systems Improvement director, AHA; Tawny Jackson, Quality Systems Improvement director, AHA; Darlene Yblood, Senior VP Health Strategies, AHA. photo