Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Device Destination Therapy from Joint Commission

The Joint Commission has recognized Providence Center for Advanced Heart Disease with the Advanced Certification in Ventricular Assist Devices. Achieving this certification is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care of the patients we serve.

Why does Advanced Certification matter?
Achievement of this certification signifies the Center for Advanced Heart Disease’s dedication to fostering better outcomes for patients. Providence Center for Advanced Heart Disease at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center demonstrated their services meet critical elements of performance to achieve national standards for quality care for this disease-specific area of services. CAHD received their certification in 2011. Certification by the Joint Commission is required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for hospitals seeking reimbursement for these services.

How does a program receive advanced certification?
CAHD underwent a rigorous on-site review in which a Joint Commission expert evaluated compliance with the requirements for the Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific program. During review, key clinical outcomes were collected and used for performance improvment. Certified programs are required to regularly submit data to Joint Commission.

How can I see which programs are currently certified by Joint Commission?
Quality Reports for Joint Commission certified Disease-Specific programs are available on the Quality Check website

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