Tift Regional unveils new chest pain center

The new Chest Pain Unit will be in the first floor of Tift Regional Medical Center’s new patient tower.
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TIFTON, GA – Tift Regional Medical Center’s new Chest Pain Unit is now open on the first floor of the new patient tower.
The new, 7 bed observational area will specialize in evaluating and care for patients who present acute chest pain and are considered a low to intermediate risk of a heart attack. While in the CPU, patients will receive ECG monitoring, cardiac biomarker testing as well as other diagnostic work. The new Chest Pain Unit will work closely with the Emergency Department and the Heart & Vascular Center to provide a streamlined system of care with the hope of reducing inpatient admissions, decrease the length of patient stays and health care costs, as well as improving patient satisfaction.
“We are excited about this new unit and the possibilities it offers for an improved patient experience,” says CPU Nurse Manager Eric Morris, RN, BSN. “This will help take some of the burden off our Emergency Department and may improve ER wait times. This can also help lower the amount of people we have to admit as inpatients, which in turn decreases length of stay.”