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updated: 3/26/2014 2:05 PM

Good Shepherd earns chest pain accreditation

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Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital in Lake Barrington has received accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, the hospital announced this week.

The organization gave the hospital Chest Pain Center Accreditation after staff engaged in rigorous evaluation by SCPC for its ability to assess, diagnose, and treat patients who may be experiencing a heart attack.

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"This accreditation recognizes the standard of care that Good Shepherd Hospital provides to our patients and recognizes our commitment to continually raise the standards of cardiac care for our patients," said Dr. Sunil Kadakia, chief of cardiology.

Earning the accreditation recognizes that the hospital's cardiologists, emergency department physicians and patient care staff consistently demonstrate expertise in streamlined diagnosis and treatment of chest pain, according to the hospital.

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