Poinciana Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval(R) for Chest Pain Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval(R) is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Poinciana Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review in August 2015. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with chest pain-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
- An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities
"Poinciana Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with chest pain," said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. "We commend Poinciana Medical Center for becoming a leader in chest paint care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for chest pain patients in its community."
"Poinciana Medical Center 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 Joanna Conley, Chief Executive Officer of Poinciana Medical Center. "The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community."