Texas Health Allen, one of 29 hospital locations in the Texas Health Resources system, has again received The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification.
The recertification, which can be earned every two years, is a symbol of quality reflecting an organization’s commitment to providing safe, effective patient care.
According to The Joint Commission, the chest pain certification “combines a review of Acute Myocardial Infarction and Acute Coronary Syndrome programs into one certification award.”
In 2015, Texas Health Allen became the first hospital in North Texas to earn Chest Pain Certification from the Joint Commission. The hospital logs roughly 45,000 patient visits annually, including nearly 2,300 heart and vascular patients.
“With heart disease significantly impacting men and women across the nation, we want to provide a sense of comfort to the community,” Dr. Kevin Hoffman, an emergency medicine physician on the hospital’s medical staff, said in a news release. Hoffman served as “physician champion” when Texas Health Allen earned certification two years ago.
The Chest Pain Certification addresses three core areas of a hospital’s operations: 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.