Pikeville Medical Center Heart and Vascular Institute has received official notification from the American College of Cardiology announcing their most recent chest pain accreditation. A team of surveyors from the ACC contacted the hospital to conduct a thorough review of the chest pain practices performed at PMC. Receiving this accreditation means that the PMC staff has successfully demonstrated their compliance in the chest pain program. Evidence-based clinical practice guidelines help hospitals around the country gage their performance and set goals. Pikeville Medical Center has been strategically investing in cardiac care and construction is under way for the new heart and vascular institute.