Methodist Hospital & Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital Awarded Chest Pain Certification from Joint Commission
Methodist Hospital and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital were recently awarded The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Both hospitals underwent a rigorous on-site review in which Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with chest pain-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed. The Joint Commission awarded Disease-Specific Care Certification to both Methodist Hospital and Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital.
Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:
Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.