ECRMC Receives ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation

El Centro Regional Medical Center (ECRMC) is proud to announce that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). With this accreditation, ECRMC has access to a comprehensive suite of co-branded cardiac services designed to optimize patient outcomes and improve hospital performance.

ECRMC Awarded Hospital Accreditation from The Joint Commission

ECRMC has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

At El Centro Regional Medical Center it’s about you and your baby

ECRMC's Maternal Child provides family-centered care known as couplet care, in which mother, baby and a support person stay together from childbirth to discharge.

My IVhealth is an online health care information management tool for patients provided by ECRMC. All ECRMC inpatients over the age of 18 are eligible to sign-up.

It's Here...the da Vinci

With the help of the da Vinci® Si™ HD surgery system, patients can now experience shorter hospital stays, quicker return to normal activity, elimination of potential complications and minimal scarring.

News & Updates

ECRMC Reports Business Associates Wrongful Retention of Patient Radiology X-Rays

News | November 28, 2012

ECRMC is looking into the conduct of a contracted company, which will remain unnamed at this time due to a federal investigation. The business was contracted to provide the Hospital with x-ray digitizing, archiving and destruction services. The Hospital contracted with the company to digitize radiology x-rays. As part of the contract, the company was also required to destroy the original x-rays, jackets and physicians' radiology reports in compliance with state and federal privacy laws once the x-rays were digitized. A Certificate of Destruction was also called for once the x-rays and accompanying reports had been destroyed. The Hospital and the company signed a Business Associate Agreement as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).

The company failed to complete the services as required under their contract and did not deliver the digitized records to the Hospital. ECRMC has reported the incident to State and Federal regulatory agencies and is working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation to further investigate this company. The jackets and the physician radiology reports have been retrieved and secured by the hospital. The hospital staff is currently cataloging all the retrieved records.
If you should have any questions about the situations please call the Compliance Hotline at 877.514.3722.
We will continue to update patients as more information becomes available.