Medical City Fort Worth December 01, 2017

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 high quality cardiovascular care provided by our expert heart team at Medical City Fort Worth,” said Medical City Fort Worth CEO Jyric Sims. “We are pleased to receive disease-specific care certification from The Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation.”

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.