Watertown Regional Medical Center Now Chest Pain Accredited

(Watertown) Watertown Regional Medical Center is now chest pain accredited by the American College of Cardiology. Hospital officials say they now have all the pieces in place, including cardiologists and specialty staff, to offer around-the-clock emergency treatment for patients experience chest pain and other heart-related emergencies. Out of the seven hospitals within a 20-mile radius of Watertown, the facility is just the second hospital to offer 24/7 heart attack care. Watertown Regional Medical Center CEO Richard Keddington says they have had the ability to stabilize and provide quality care for patients suffering from a heart attack, now they are able to treat these patients in-house. Watertown Fire and EMS Chief Craig Biefeld says the expanded heart-related services at the hospital allows them to get patients the care they need quicker. He says this will lead to better outcomes for the citizens of Watertown and surrounding communities.