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Spokane Mechanical Heart Program achieves Certificate of Distinction

September 06, 2013

Media Contact:

Joe Robb
Providence Health Care Public Relations
(509) 474-3081
PHCPR@providence.org  

The Mechanical Heart Program at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center & Children's Hospital has been recognized with a Certificate of Distinction for Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device by The Joint Commission. This achievement represents significant teamwork, leadership and structure to maintain high levels of patient safety, positive patient outcomes and regulatory compliance.

The Program, under the direction of Timothy Icenogle, MD and Andrew Coletti, MD, originally certified in 2009 and achieved recertification in 2011 and now 2013.