Community Hospital earns Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission

Community Hospital earns Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission

Community Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

The certification recognizes health care organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for chest pain. The certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as to educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge.

“Community Hospital’s teams continuously work to ensure that our quality initiatives result in exceptional patient experiences and the best possible outcomes,” said Lou Molina, CEO. “We partner with local medical services and hospital departments to assure that patients experiencing chest pain receive immediate treatment to limit potential heart damage. Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission is a testament to our commitment to provide the highest level of care to residents of Northwest Indiana.”

Community Hospital underwent a rigorous review. A team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients.

Chest pain patients at Community Hospital have immediate access to a full-service, 24-hour cardiac catheterization lab, non-invasive diagnostic testing including cardiac ultrasound and nuclear imaging, and a specialized cardiac team that is available 24 hours a day.

“Chest Pain Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Community Hospital for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for patients with chest pain.”

For more information about Chest Pain Centers in Community Healthcare System, visit .