Crittenton has earned both a stroke and chest pain center cardiovascular accreditations. After undergoing an on-site evaluation and meeting nationally developed standards, Crittenton earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for certification as a Primary Stroke Center. This certification demonstrates that Crittenton has the ability to provide effective, timely care, which can significantly improve outcomes for stoke patients. Learn more about our accreditation in this Crittenton Medical Minute.
The Joint Commission, in conjunction with The American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, has recognized Crittenton with Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. Achievement of Primary Stroke Center Certification signifies an organization’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Crittenton’s Primary Stroke Center Certification has demonstrated that our program meets critical elements of performance to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients.
In achieving Joint Commission advanced certification, Crittenton has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its stroke patients Certification is a voluntary process and The Joint Commission commended Crittenton for successfully undertaking the challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the communities it serves.
The Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care’s (SCPC) approach to accreditation is radically different from other accreditations that set specifications and measure compliance. In contrast to more traditional accreditation models, the Accreditation Review Specialists are collaborative, provide feedback and education to assist facilities in addressing gaps and improving cardiac care processes. Their team works with facilities in an effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction.
As the only cross-specialty organization, SCPC provide the support needed for hospital systems, such as Crittenton, to effectively bridge existing gaps in treatment by providing the tools, education and support necessary to successfully navigate the changing face of healthcare.
Chest Pain Center Accreditation and Heart Failure Accreditation were developed using the principles of process improvement that are widely known and used successfully in many other disciplines. The accreditation process evaluates chest pain centers across the country in order to ensure that these centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures based on improving the process for the care of the HF and ACS patient.
Today, the accreditation process established and administered by the SCPC formalizes and standardizes this elite mark of excellence. Accreditation is granted only to those facilities whose heart failure and chest pain center processes meet or exceed the criteria established by the Accreditation Committee.