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Children’s Hospital recognized for cardiomyopathy care quality

by Nov. 30, 2017, 8:57 AM

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt has been named an accredited center of care by the Children’s Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF), a national nonprofit committed to improving the health outcomes and quality of life for children with cardiomyopathy.

Cardiomyopathy is a chronic heart disease that affects how the heart pumps blood through the body.

Children’s Hospital received this recognition for providing consistent high-quality cardiac care and specialized disease management to children with cardiomyopathy.

Pediatric cardiomyopathy is a complex and variable disease with only a quarter of those diagnosed having a known cause. Like other chronic illnesses, pediatric cardiomyopathy requires a team approach to providing comprehensive care.

Center accreditation is based on self-reported hospital data, which is evaluated on the volume of pediatric cardiomyopathy patients, variety of pediatric patient services offered, expertise in the treatment and management of cardiomyopathy in children, and affiliation with an academic research institution.

Information about CCF’s Accredited Center of Care program and selection criteria is available here.

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