November 06, 2015
METHODIST TEXSAN HOSPITAL FIRST HOSPITAL IN SAN ANTONIO
TO BE AWARDED CHEST PAIN CERTIFICATION
FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
SAN ANTONIO, TX, Nov. 6, 2015 – Methodist Texsan Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, today announced it 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. Methodist Texsan Hospital is the FIRST hospital in San Antonio to receive this award.
Methodist Texsan Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review on October 20,2015. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with acute coronary syndrome specific requirements. Acute coronary syndrome includes: chest pain or discomfort, which may involve pressure, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, nausea and sweating.
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.
“Methodist Texsan Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with acute coronary syndrome,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend Methodist Texsan Hospital for becoming a leader in acute coronary syndrome care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for chest pain patients in its community.”
“Methodist Texsan Hospital is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Scott Davis, CEO for Methodist Texsan Hospital. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”
About Methodist Texsan Hospital
Methodist Texsan Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, is a full-service acute care hospital specializing in emergency care, heart care, orthopedic surgery, and rehabilitation. Their vast cardiovascular program includes full cardiac surgery including thoracic and vascular surgery. Methodist Texsan Hospital is now recognized as an Accredited Heart Failure Center by the Healthcare Colloquium. They were also recognized as a 2013 Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission and the Texas Award for Performance Excellence in 2014.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.