Medical City Fort Worth has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Center Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Medical City Fort Worth underwent a rigorous on-site review in October 2017. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with cardiology-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.
"Medical City Fort Worth has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with heart disease,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Medical City Fort Worth for being a leader in chest pain care.”
"This additional certification is further validation of the
Medical City Fort Worth was previously accredited as a chest pain center by ACC Accreditation Services™. The hospital also received “High Performing” recognition in 2017 for heart failure from U.S. News & World Report and received the 2017 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s best hospitals for heart care.
For more information about heart and vascular services at Medical City Fort Worth, visit medicalcityfortworth.com/service/heart-and-vascular. To find a physician, phone 855-807-5292.