SOURCE: Society of Chest Pain Centers

Society of Chest Pain Centers

June 28, 2011 13:30 ET

Society of Chest Pain Centers Expands Into Hospital Operations Hiring Nationally Known Healthcare Consultant, Sandra Sieck, as Chief Operations Officer

DUBLIN, OH--(Marketwire - Jun 28, 2011) - The Society of Chest Pain Centers (www.scpcp.org), is pleased to announce that Sandra Sieck, nationally known process and economics consultant to the nation's hospitals, has assumed the role of Chief Operations Officer (COO) effective June 20, 2011. Ms. Sieck was the first RN to serve on the Society's Board of Trustees and is well known within the healthcare community. She brings to the organization an extensive clinical and financial background that will benefit both the Society and the hospitals with whom they partner. Sandra possesses the strategic fiscal knowledge needed to expand the Society's service offerings to include assisting hospitals in achieving success in the new world of "Healthcare Transformation," helping them merge health care reform and operational issues.

"We are excited to welcome Sandra Sieck to the Society," said Wil Mick, CEO. "Sandra brings a wealth of knowledge in health policy, observation medicine, and reimbursement, which will allow the Society to augment its products and grow market share."

Before joining the Society, Ms Sieck acted as President and owner of Sieck HealthCare, travelling nationally as a HealthCare Reform Business Analyst. She was a committee member of the National Institute for Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute (NHBLI) 2010 initiative and of the HCFA/CMSAPC Observation Reimbursement work group (one of the original team members who challenged CMS regarding the new observation APC code implemented April 1, 2002). Challenging CMS/NCHS, she won updates to the ICD-9 Codes to meet the Cardiology National Guidelines and Medical Necessity Standards.

Ms. Sieck serves as an expert in the healthcare industry, advising and lecturing to hospitals and well known organizations such as the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the American College of Emergency Medicine. She is also a recognized author and contributor to publications in Critical Pathways in Cardiology, Journal of Care Management, Short Stay Management of Heart Failure and Observation Management of Chest Pain.

About the Society of Chest Pain Centers:

The Society of Chest Pain Centers (SCPC) is an international nonprofit health care organization committed to leading the fight to eliminate heart disease as the number one cause of death worldwide. SCPC bridges all disciplines involved with cardiac patient care. The Society is a recognized leader in assisting medical facilities to improve and streamline their clinical processes, adopt best practices, and implement new ideas to ensure the highest quality of care for patients suffering with ACS, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and other related coronary diseases. Through accreditation, certification, and education, the Society has been successfully helping hospitals succeed in improving both their clinical and financial outcomes... "Because every heart matters."

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