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Manatee Memorial Recognized for Excellence with Cardiology Certification

Manatee Memorial Hospital Recognized for Excellence with American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized Manatee Memorial Hospital for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients receiving transcatheter valve repair (TAVR) and replacement procedures. Manatee Memorial Hospital was awarded Transcatheter Valve Certification in February 2021, the first hospital in Manatee County, based on evaluation of the staff’s ability to meet standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance.

The ACC’s Transcatheter Valve Certification is an external review and certification process that pairs with established national clinical databases to monitor patient safety and real-world outcomes related to transcatheter valve therapies. Participation in established national clinical databases such as the STS/ACC TVT Registry is required for hospitals interested in achieving Transcatheter Valve Certification.

“Manatee Memorial Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to providing Manatee County and surrounding communities with excellent heart care,” said Phillip D. Levy, MD, FACC, chair of the ACC Accreditation Management Board. “ACC Accreditation Services is proud to award Manatee Memorial Hospital with Transcatheter Valve Certification.”

The certification uses established national clinical measures to support clinical decisions and links process improvement to patient outcomes. Hospitals that achieve Transcatheter Valve Certification learn best practices for implementing evidence-based medicine to support patient-centered decision making and can track key performance metrics to better identify opportunities for improvement.

“Manatee Memorial Hospital is honored to be the first hospital in Manatee County to receive the Transcatheter Valve Certification from ACC,” said Kevin DiLallo, CEO of Manatee Memorial Hospital. “Our Structural Heart Program team of physicians, nurse practitioners, program coordinators and navigators, offer a new hope to many patients who have aortic valve stenosis and are at high or extreme risk for open-heart surgery with the TAVR procedure. This national certification recognizes this team for their outstanding patient care.

The ACC offers U.S. and international hospitals like Manatee Memorial Hospital access to a comprehensive suite of cardiac accreditation services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital financial performance.

About Manatee Memorial Hospital

Manatee Memorial Hospital, a member of the Manatee Healthcare System, has served the residents of Manatee and surrounding counties for over 68 years. The hospital opened a new Emergency Care Center in December 2018 to accommodate our growing community and the first Interventional Radiology Suite with biplane in Manatee County, in January 2019 to support advanced stroke care and vascular disease. The range of medical services includes emergency medicine for all ages; cardiac; cardiovascular; stroke; surgical; orthopedics; outpatient and inpatient radiology services; rehabilitation; respiratory care; sleep services; oncology; wound care and women’s and children’s services including the only Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in the county. For more information on Manatee Memorial Hospital, please visit our website:

About the American College of Cardiology

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize

cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its more than 52,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit For more information about ACC Accreditation Services, visit, or call toll-free 1-877-271-4176.

Physicians are on the medical staff of Manatee Memorial Hospital, but, with limited exceptions, are independent practitioners who are not employees or agents of Manatee Memorial Hospital. The hospital shall not be liable for actions or treatments provided by physicians. For language assistance, disability accommodations and the non-discrimination notice, visit our website.

Manatee Memorial Hospital Recognized for Excellence with American College of Cardiology Transcatheter Valve Certification

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