TOPEKA, KAN., Oct. 25, 2023 –The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark for Primary Heart Attack Certification.
The health system’s St. Francis Campus underwent a rigorous, onsite review on Aug. 29 and Aug. 30, 2023. During the visit, a Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, clinical care delivery, clinical information management and performance measurement. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewer also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“Primary Heart Attack Certification recognizes healthcare organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “We commend the health system’s St. Francis Campus 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 the health system’s St. Francis Campus for this outstanding achievement,” says Nancy Brown, chief executive officer, the American Heart Association. “This certification reflects its commitment to providing the highest quality of care for cardiac patients.”
"Our teams do a phenomenal job providing personalized care to heart patients every day, this achievement highlights their tireless efforts.,” says Scott Cambell, CEO of the health system’s St. Francis Campus.
The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus has 24/7 PCI (percutaneous coronary intervention) availability with advanced therapies for cardiogenic shock and in house Cardiothoracic Surgeons for advanced surgical procedures. We also offer TAVR and Watchman™ procedures to serve a wide variety of cardiology conditions. Our comprehensive, interdisciplinary team can serve a wide spectrum of cardiac needs.
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.
About The University of Kansas Health System
The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus in Topeka is proud to be a part of a long legacy of high-quality, compassionate care. St. Francis Hospital began serving its community in 1909 as the mission of a group of Catholic nuns who rose to meet a need. Today, St. Francis Campus is jointly owned by The University of Kansas Health System and Ardent Health Services. It has 378 licensed inpatient beds, 21 primary and specialty care clinic locations – including a cancer center location in partnership with The University of Kansas Cancer Center, and a history of technological advancements and dedicated staff. To learn more about The University of Kansas Health System St. Francis Campus, visit KUTopeka.com.
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