Ascension Texas

Three Ascension Texas hospitals receive certification for heart attack care

Ascension hospitals in Austin, Hays and Williamson County, Texas, have been awarded the “Advanced Primary Heart Attack Center” certification from The Joint Commission.

The award, given in partnership with the American Heart Association, recognizes healthcare organizations that are committed to fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care.

“We are honored to be the first hospitals in Central Texas to receive this important certification,” said Andy Davis, Senior Vice President, Ascension, and Ministry Market Executive, Ascension Texas. “It is a testament to our Ascension Texas Cardiovascular program, led by our Chief of Cardiology, Dr. Mark Pirwitz, and the expertise of our healthcare providers and associates. We look forward to continuing to evolve and transform our cardiovascular capabilities so that our community can get complex heart care close to home.”

To earn the certification, the three hospitals underwent a rigorous review of on-site facilities in December 2022, when a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with certification standards.