SOURCE: Society of Chest Pain Centers

Society of Chest Pain Centers

April 13, 2011 13:43 ET

Society of Chest Pain Centers Names Wilbert D. Mick III as Chief Executive Officer

DUBLIN, OH--(Marketwire - Apr 13, 2011) - The Society of Chest Pain Centers (, an international nonprofit focused on improving care for cardiac patients, announced that Wilbert D. Mick III of Clearwater, Florida will join the Society as the organization's new Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Mick brings vast experience in the cardiovascular arena. As a veteran healthcare executive with over 20 years experience in senior level management positions, he will lead the Society as they continue to grow both nationally and internationally.

"Wil is exactly the right leader for the Society," said Dr. Michael Ross, MD, FACEP and current Board president. "We think his combination of experience and leadership roles in healthcare, cardiology and nonprofit organizations will be a strong asset for the Society of Chest Pain Centers. He will be instrumental in leading the Society as we continue our growth and global expansion."

In his most recent role as President and Senior Operating Executive of Heartbeat International, he was responsible for all aspects of this organization including program expansion, strategic planning and fundraising. He doubled their international base, saving hundreds of lives each year through the organization's pacemaker donation program. In addition, Mr. Mick also held the position of Chief Operating Officer at the Tampa Vascular Center, and Executive Director of the largest chapter of the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Florida.

About the Society of Chest Pain Centers:
The Society of Chest Pain Centers ( is a nonprofit international organization that provides cardiac education for both clinicians and the communities they serve. The Society works to bridge communication between all disciplines responsible for providing services to cardiovascular patients. Their mission is further accomplished by providing a process improvement-based accreditation for hospitals seeking recognition for their commitment to excellence. Through their educational and accreditation efforts, more lives are saved... "because every heart matters."

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