Published on January 31, 2017

Third annual Chest Pain Symposium a success

(Pueblo, CO) –  More than 200 health care professionals attended Parkview Medical Center's third annual Chest Pain Symposium.

The all-day event at the Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center was free to all health care professionals, including physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics and students in the health care fields.

The focus of the symposium was to expand and enhance health care professionals’ skills in treating and caring for cardiac patients.

Featured topics throughout the day will included a then-and-now exploration of cardiac care, emergency department management and prehospital care.

Breakout sessions in the afternoon included presentations on arrhythmia recognition and preventative care and ethics and advances directives.

Keynote speaker will be Jenn Cash, early heart attack care (EHAC) outreach community coordinator for the American College of Cardiology Accreditation Services.

Cash has led the EHAC educational outreach for more than five years, growing the program from 2000 pledges to beyond 600,000. She works with all of 1,100 hospitals that are accredited or pursuing ACC Accreditation in order to implement EHAC training for every employee within a facility.

In addition, Cash works for Dr. Raymond Bahr, the founder of the SCPC (now known as ACC Accreditation Services) and the founder of the EHAC educational program.

This dynamic symposium highlighted much of the specialty care given at Parkview Medical Center. Parkview’s Chest Pain Center is dually accredited from both the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care and the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline.

About Parkview Medical Center

Founded in 1923, Parkview Health System in Pueblo, Colorado, offers general acute healthcare and health specialty services. As a private, non-profit organization, Parkview is licensed for 350 beds and provides a full range of healthcare services including a verified Level III Trauma Center along with exceptional comprehensive cardiac and orthopedic care. Parkview Health System is the leader in all service lines in our service area. As a vital healthcare source, Parkview’s service area includes Pueblo County and 14 surrounding counties, which together represent 370,000 total lives.

Parkview Health System is the largest non-government, nonprofit, private sector employer in Pueblo County with approximately 3,000 employees and provides a skilled medical staff of over 370 physicians. The impact of our workforce triggers a strong impact on the community as Parkview’s annual payroll contributes $232 million to the economy.