Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano Certified as a Comprehensive Cardiac Center

The hospital's certification is the first in Collin County and third in Texas and 21st in the U.S.

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PLANO, Texas – Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital – Plano1 has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association's Heart-Check mark for Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification, becoming the first hospital in Collin County and the 21st in the U.S. to demonstrate the excellence required to achieve this prestigious certification.

The certification recognizes Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano's commitment and success in implementing a high standard of care for patients with cardiovascular care.

"Certifications like this are earned by an unwavering focus on patient care, day in and day out," said J. Michael DiMaio, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon and chief of staff, Baylor Scott & White Heart– Plano. "The team here never settles and consistently evaluates our processes and outcomes in delivering care."

Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano underwent a rigorous, on-site review for the certification. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with certification standards, including effective integration of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement, and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

"Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification recognizes healthcare organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care," said Ken Grubbs, executive vice president of accreditation and certification operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. "We commend Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano for using The Joint Commission certification process to reduce variation in clinical processes and to strengthen its clinical program to drive safer, higher quality and more compassionate care for individuals served."

"We congratulate Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano for this outstanding achievement," said Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Heart Association. "This certification reflects the hospital's commitment to providing the highest quality of care for cardiac patients."

To achieve Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification, Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano demonstrated the scope of care, treatment and services needed for management of cardiac conditions, including ischemic heart disease, cardiac valve disease, arrhythmias, advanced heart failure, cardiac arrest, cardiac rehabilitation, cardiovascular risk factor identification and disease prevention.

"I am immensely proud of the dedication and compassion our team exhibits every day as we care for our community," said Mark Valentine, president, Baylor Scott & White Heart – Plano. "We are committed to providing the highest level of services, ensuring that every individual who walks through our doors receives the care and support they deserve. It's a privilege to serve, and we remain steadfast in our mission to deliver exceptional care."

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