Chest Pain Accreditation Hospitals

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Chest Pain Accreditation Hospitals

There are 89 hospitals that currently have The Joint Commission's Chest Pain Accreditation. The hospitals are published on a list provided by The Joint Commission that is accessible through its website. According to this list, all included hospitals earned their most recent accreditation in either 2016 or 2017. The page to download the sources in an excel file has been included as well as a copy of the list transferred into a Google Sheets spreadsheet. In spite of exhaustive research information discussing hospitals that had earned then lost accreditation were extremely difficult to find. The information we were able to find regarding hospitals who had accreditation at one time and lost it is included below. The requested information about the 89 hospitals that are currently accredited has been entered into the attached spreadsheet.

Findings

ACCREDITED HOSPITALS
The Joint Commission publishes a list accessible via their website that lists every hospital that has earned its accreditation in one area of medicine or another. There are 89 hospitals included the spreadsheet under the category of "Chest Pain". Every one of the hospitals last earned accreditation in either 2016 or 2017.

LOSS OF ACCREDITATION
According to the Joint Commission, "41 hospitals received a decision of preliminary denial of accreditation or time-limited preliminary denial of accreditation" during 2016 but all 41 hospitals made the improvements required to maintain accreditation. After exhaustive searching, we were able to find only one other article that discussed hospitals that had earned accreditation and then lost it. The article, published in 2005 by ModernMedicine NETWORK, reported that Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center located in Los Angeles, CA lost accreditation in February 2005. They also reported that Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley was fighting to keep their accreditation at the time the article was written. This hospital is included in the list of accredited hospitals provided by The Joint Commission, indicating that it was ultimately unable to maintain accreditation. Mark Pelletier, Chief Operating Officer in charge of Accreditation and Certification Operations for The Joint Commission states that "Denying accreditation is a last resort, undertaken when a hospital over time has demonstrated an inability to resolve deficiencies and sustain improvement." This may be an indication of why information regarding hospitals that have lost their accreditation is so scarce. I realize this article is old but, after exhaustive searching, it was the only article that listed names of hospitals that had lost accreditation.

Conclusion

There are 89 hospitals that currently have The Joint Commission's Chest Pain Accreditation. These hospitals are included in an excel spreadsheet containing every hospital that currently has The Joint Commission's accreditation, regardless of area or specialty. In 2016, 41 hospitals were threatened with loss of accreditation, but all 41 were able to make the improvements necessary to stay accredited. The only hospitals that were reported to have lost accreditation were Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center located in Los Angeles, CA and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley. Both hospitals lost their accreditation in 2005. The requested information about the 89 hospitals that are currently accredited has been entered into the attached spreadsheet.
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