July 25, 2019
The Joint Commission honors hospital with Chest Pain Certification

FORT WORTH, Texas — Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance earned The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification. Awarded every two years, this certification is a symbol of the quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

“Unfortunately, cardiovascular disease is the cause of one of every three deaths in the United States,” said Michael Duran, M.D., a cardiologist on the medical staff at Texas Health Alliance. “With cardiovascular disease significantly impacting men and women across the nation, we want to provide a sense of comfort to the community, and this certification validates the great work taking place at Texas Health Alliance.”

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance

Chest pain certification recognizes health care organizations that provide customized clinical programs, and the certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as educating and preparing patients and their caregivers for changes in their lives at home.

Texas Health Alliance underwent a rigorous, site visit on May 7, 2019. Reviewers evaluated the hospital’s compliance with related standards, including developing clinical practice guidelines to deliver patient care, and maintaining an electronic health record for every patient. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted campus observations and interviews.

“Providing cardiovascular services requires a team approach of physicians on the medical staff, nurses, and other caregivers to reliably care for our community,” said Clint Abernathy, Texas Health Alliance president. “This certification further demonstrates that Texas Health Alliance is fully committed to providing compassionate and immediate patient care, right here, close to home.”

Established in 2002, this specific certification evaluates a broad spectrum of clinical programs 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

With more than 20 North Texas Hospitals recognized with Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission, Texas Health Resources has 12 wholly owned hospitals and three-joint venture hospitals holding chest pain certification from The Joint Commission:

  • Wholly-Owned Facilities
    • Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital
    • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle
    • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne
    • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
    • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital HEB
    • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth
    • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Stephenville
    • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen
    • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas
    • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton
    • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano

  • Joint Ventures
    • Texas Health Heart and Vascular Hospital Arlington
    • Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South
    • Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound

Learn more about Texas Health Alliance.

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About Texas Health Resources

Texas Health Resources is a faith-based, nonprofit health system that cares for more patients in North Texas than any other provider. With a service area that consists of 16 counties and more than 7 million people, the system is committed to providing quality, coordinated care through its Texas Health Physicians Group and 29 hospital locations under the banners of Texas Health Presbyterian, Texas Health Arlington Memorial, Texas Health Harris Methodist and Texas Health Huguley. Texas Health access points and services, ranging from acute-care hospitals and trauma centers to outpatient facilities and home health and preventive services, provide the full continuum of care for all stages of life. The system has more than 4,100 licensed hospital beds, 6,400 physicians with active staff privileges and more than 26,000 employees. For more information about Texas Health, call 1-877-THR-WELL, or visit www.TexasHealth.org.  

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