St. Catherine Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
The certification recognizes health care organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for chest pain. The certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as to educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge.
“Our medical team at St. Catherine Hospital continuously works to ensure that our quality initiatives result in exceptional patient experiences and the best possible outcomes,” said Leo Correa, CEO. “Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission is a testament to our commitment to provide the highest level of care to residents of Northwest Indiana.”
St. Catherine Hospital underwent a rigorous review. A team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients.
“Chest Pain Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend St. Catherine Hospital for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for patients with chest pain.”
For more information about Chest Pain Centers in Community Healthcare System, visit COMHS.org/services/heart-care/chest-pain-centers.