February 24, 2017

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center awarded chest pain certification from The Joint Commission

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center has earned 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.

St. Vincent Charity underwent a rigorous on-site review in October 2016. 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. 

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.

“St. Vincent Charity has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with Chest Pain,” said Patrick Phelan, interim executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend St. Vincent Charity for becoming a leader in Chest Pain care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.”

"St. Vincent Charity is pleased to receive Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added David F. Perse, M.D., president & CEO of St. Vincent Charity. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”

St. Vincent Charity Medical Center is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System.


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