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Heart Services Accreditations


Mercy Gilbert’s commitment to help prevent, diagnosis and treat heart disease is evident in our numerous accreditations.

Accredited Chest Pain Center
Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care

To receive accreditation as a Chest Pain Center, Mercy Gilbert underwent a rigorous evaluation by the Society. A visiting team reviews the medical center's ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

Mercy Gilbert met strict guidelines based upon the following:

  • Reducing the time from onset of symptoms to diagnosis and treatment;
  • Treating patients more quickly during the critical window of time when the integrity of the heart muscle can be preserved; and
  • Monitoring patients when it is not certain that they are having a heart attack to ensure they are not sent home too quickly or needlessly admitted to the hospital.

Designation as a Cardiac Arrest Center
Arizona Department of Health Services

Mercy Gilbert's designation highlights our ability to provide comprehensive, leading-edge care to those experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest.

We had to meet the following criteria:

  • Cardiac intervention capabilities, which includes a cardiac catheterization lab and access to an interventional cardiologist 24 hours a day, seven days a week;
  • A therapeutic hypothermia method to cool patients for at least 24 hours after a cardiac event, which helps reduce the risk of brain damage; and
  • Coordination with local emergency medical personnel to provide specific lifesaving protocols before the patient arrives at the hospital.

SHAPE Centers of Excellence
J & J Medical and the Society for Heart Attack Prevention and Eradication (SHAPE)

Our commitment to improve patient outcomes through early detection and prevention of coronary artery disease, through the Mercy Gilbert's calcium scoring test, meets the Society's goal to reduce the impact of coronary artery disease through early detection.