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Pictured (from left) are Allison Green, Bethany Clawson, Theresa Lynn, Lena Corbin, Keith Holley, Jeanette Ochs, Tina King Gilbert, Lisa Ihnken and Patrick Beaver, chief nursing officer.

East Cooper Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its Chest Pain Program. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

“East Cooper Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with chest pain,” said Patrick Downes, CEO of East Cooper Medical Center. “We are excited to receive this recognition honoring our team for the work they do to serve the healthcare needs of local citizens and visitors here Mount Pleasant. It is a great reminder to our friends and neighbors that they do not have to go across the bridge to receive high-quality care.”

“We commend East Cooper Medical Center for becoming a leader in chest pain care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission.

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.