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Texas Health Huguley Awarded Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission
Physicians and nurses from several departments collaborate to provide the highest quality of care for cardiac patients at Texas Health Huguley.

 
Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. 

Texas Health Huguley underwent a rigorous on-site review. 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. 

“We are pleased to receive chest pain certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Tammy Collier, RN, FACHE, vice president for patient care services.  “This certification, along with recent recognition from the American Heart Association and Emergency Excellence, provides us with the opportunity to highlight the exceptional cardiac care we provide as well as to continually strive to advance our care even further.”

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.

“Texas Health Huguley has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients who are being treated for chest pain,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend Texas Health Huguley for becoming a leader in chest pain care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for cardiac patients in its community.”
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The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.

About Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
Operated as a joint venture between Texas Health Resources and Adventist Health System, Texas Health Huguley believes that total health is achieved through a balance of physical, mental, social and spiritual well-being. Texas Health Huguley includes a 223-bed acute care hospital, a medical intensive care unit and a cardiovascular critical care unit, an accredited bone and joint center, an accredited chest pain center, behavioral health center, women’s services, an award-winning emergency department and a fitness center.

Texas Health Huguley has opened a new hospital on its campus to support our community’s growth, our patients’ needs and advances in medical technology.  The six-story facility features a new Women’s Center, family friendly features and convenient outpatient services. For more information, call 817-293-9110, visit www.TexasHealthHuguley.org or find Texas Health Huguley on Facebook.