Methodist Healthcare September 02, 2015

Methodist Healthcare is proud to announce Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, is the FIRST Texas hospital, and only the EIGHTH hospital in the nation to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Sepsis Certification. “The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care,” said Ken Davis, MD, chief medical officer for Methodist Healthcare System.

The hospital recently underwent a rigorous on-site review.  Experts from The Joint Commission evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with sepsis-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed. 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sepsis is a consequence of infection that is difficult to predict, diagnose and treat.  Because of this and the alarming number of cases – an estimated 750,000 people in the U.S. alone – Methodist Healthcare is working to increase awareness by focusing on sepsis prevention and promoting the prevention of health care-related infections.  Metropolitan Methodist Hospital’s recognition reinforces our system’s commitment to keeping our patients safe.

"Metropolitan Methodist Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with sepsis,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs for The Joint Commission. “We commend Metropolitan Methodist Hospital for becoming a leader in sepsis care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.

"Metropolitan Methodist Hospital is pleased to receive this Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Greg Seiler, hospital CEO. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”  

Way to go, Team Metro!