Geneva General Hospital today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Geneva General Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in May. 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; and
- An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
“Geneva General Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with Chest Pain,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Geneva General Hospital for becoming a leader in Chest Pain care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for Chest Pain patients in its community.”
“Geneva General Hospital is honored to receive this certification from The Joint Commission” added Matthew Talbott, M.D., Director of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director, Chest Pain Center, Finger Lakes Health. “This certification demonstrates our commitment to providing safe, quality care for patients in our community.