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Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital awarded chest pain certification from The Joint Commission

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Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification.

Woodland, CA, March 1, 2019 – Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Chest Pain Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Woodland Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review on February 26, 2019. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with chest pain specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:

  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

"Woodland Memorial Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with chest pain,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Woodland Memorial Hospital for becoming a leader in chest pain care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for chest pain patients in its community.”

"Woodland Memorial Hospital is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Kevin Vaziri, president, Woodland Memorial Hospital. “The certification provides us with the framework to continue to provide excellent care.”


The Joint Commission

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

About Woodland Memorial Hospital

Dignity Health Woodland Memorial Hospital is Yolo County’s largest health care provider, serving the community since 1905. Woodland Memorial Hospital is a 108-bed acute care facility offering the most comprehensive range of health care services in Yolo County, including inpatient and outpatient surgical services, family birth center/labor and delivery, emergency services, sleep disorders center and cancer care services. Woodland Memorial Hospital is part of Dignity Health. Dignity Health is a 22- state network of 10,000 physicians, more than 60,000 employees, and 400-plus care centers, including neighborhood hospitals, urgent care, surgery and imaging centers, home health, and primary care clinics. For more information, please visit our web site at

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Friday, March 01, 2019

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