Chest Pain Centers
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Chest Pain Centers 1-800-ALEGENT 1-800-253-4368 Alegent.com Bergan Mercy · Immanuel · Lakeside Mercy/Council Bluffs · Midlands/Papillion Community Memorial/Missouri Valley Memorial/Schuyler · Mercy/Corning Alegent Health Clinic/44 locations Alegent Health is a faith-based health ministry sponsored by Catholic Health Initiatives and Immanuel Health Systems. 2246 0607 The Care You Need Our Chest Pain Centers’ approach to patient care allows When you’re having chest pain, the faster you get physicians to begin treatment during the early stages of the right treatment, the less damage is done to your a heart attack, when treatments are most effective. The heart. And where you go can make a big difference Chest Pain Center staff works with your primary care in the treatment you receive. Alegent Health has the physician to determine the care plan that best meets area’s first accredited Chest Pain Centers, which means your medical needs and your personal preferences. your chances of recovery are much greater. And you’re never far from the cardiac care you may need Warning Signs of a Heart Attack with Chest Pain Centers at Bergan Mercy, Immanuel, Signs of a heart attack can be sudden or come Lakeside, Midlands and Mercy Council Bluffs. on slowly with mild pain and discomfort. Know the signs of a heart attack: Treatment from Highly Trained Professionals • Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain in the center of the chest lasting more than Alegent Health Chest Pain Centers are accessible through a few minutes our Emergency Departments in collaboration with our Cardiovascular Services. The centers are staffed 24 hours • Pain spreading to the shoulders, neck, jaw or arms a day with board certified physicians and nurses who are specially trained to treat patients with chest pain. • Chest discomfort with lightheadedness, fainting, sweating, shortness of breath, extreme fatigue The Most Advanced Technology or nausea Our Chest Pain Center teams have access to the most Chest pain and discomfort are the most advanced cardiovascular technology, including state-of-the- well-known symptoms of heart attack for men art cath labs. So if your chest pain is the result of a heart and women. However, women and patients with condition, you can feel confident in the care you’ll receive. diabetes are more likely to experience some of the less common symptoms, particularly shortness of What does Chest Pain Center breath, nausea or vomiting and back or jaw pain. Accreditation Mean? Accreditation from the Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) means that hospitals meet or exceed quality Don’t wait for symptoms to clear on their own — measures in cardiac care. Alegent Health Chest Pain Centers have demonstrated their expertise and commitment to call 911 immediately and request to be taken to the quality patient care by meeting or exceeding criteria set nearest Alegent Health Accredited Chest Pain Center. forth by the SCPC. Our Emergency Departments have also completed on-site evaluations by a review team from the SCPC.