Quality Metrics

Prefontaine Cardiovascular Center

Committed to Quality Care

“Quality is something that we take very seriously,” Doug Gauntz, Director of Imaging and Cardiovascular Services says. “And being a standalone lab, we thought it was important to partner with a nationally recognized center like OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University).”

OHSU’s Dr. Joaquin Cigarroa is a nationally recognized leader in the field of quality and interventional cardiology. Once each quarter, an OHSU representative from the field of quality and interventional cardiology visits the Prefontaine Cardiovascular Center to review our metrics and data, as well as offer peer review.

Our commitment to excellent care:

  • 24/7 percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Chest Pain Center Accreditation
  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography accreditation
  • Primary transradial access for interventional cardiology
  • Bay Area Hospital’s average door-to-balloon time: 62 minutes. Current guidelines recommend a door-to-balloon time of 90 minutes or less*

*Door-to-balloon time refers to the span of time between a patient’s arrival at the hospital and the moment the cardiologist reopens the artery using an angioplasty balloon or other device.


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