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Chest Pain Center
at Anderson Hospital

Anderson Chest Pain Center LobbyAnderson Hospital's Chest Pain Center is the only one of its kind in Madison County.  It is designed to follow evidence-based protocols that allow for more rapid assessment and treatment of patients who present to the Emergency Department with chest pain. The goal of the Center is to provide highly specialized care in the rapid assessment and treatment of patients who arrive in the Emergency Department with symptoms commonly associated with Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS), often called a heart attack, as well as to provide a safe determination between those patients who require admission to the hospital and those who can be safely discharged home.

Benefits of the Chest Pain Center include:

  • Improved outcomes for patients with chest pain
  • Decreased time spent in the Emergency Department
  • Rapid transfer of patients requiring a higher level of care
  • Retention of patients who can be appropriately cared for at a community hospital
  • Increased patient satisfaction
  • Clearly defined protocols and order sets to ensure all patients receive the same level of evaluation and care

    Dr. With PatientWhen patients experience chest pain, it is critically important that they receive care that is both urgent and appropriate. The Anderson Hospital Chest Pain Center is accessible 24 hours a day, with rapid assessment by an emergency department physician on arrival and nurses who are specially trained to treat patients with chest pain. With proven protocols established to transfer patients to higher levels of care, in addition to an on-site, 24/7 interventional cardiac cath lab, Anderson Hospital has access to the most advanced cardiovascular technology available.

The center is under the medical direction of cardiologist, Dr. Laura Gruen.  She is one of nine cardiologists on staff that will be able to treat patients in the center.

The center will also care for patients who undergo cardiac catheterization at Anderson Hospital. Patients will be prepped for their procedure and recover afterwards in this specialized unit.

Award-Winning Cardiac Interventional Care:
The Cardiac Cath Lab staff at Anderson Hospital recently earned a prestigious “Coronary Interventional Excellence Award” from a leading independent healthcare ratings company. The Coronary Interventional Excellence Award recognizes hospitals for superior outcomes in life-saving procedures that open narrowed or blocked coronary arteries (blood vessels of the heart).