Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus Awarded Heart Failure Program and Chest Pain Program Certification from The Joint Commission

Lakewood, NJ – Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for our Chest Pain and Heart Failure Program Certifications in disease-specific management programs is awarded by demonstrating continuous compliance with Joint Commission’s performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.The Joint Commission National Quality Approval seal

“Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus is proud to receive certification from the Joint Commission,” explains Frank J. Vozos, MD, FACS, Executive Vice President, RWJBarnabas Health and Chief Executive, MMCSC. “It signifies the ‘gold standard’ in health care and cements how our team provides safe and effective care of the highest quality and value.”

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus underwent two rigorous, unannounced onsite review in October, 2019. During the visits, Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with each of the programs in achieving the Disease-Specific Certification standards. Areas reviewed included use of evidence based clinical practice guidelines, nursing care, diagnostics and treatment, quality performance measures and documentation.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“This is a recognition of the expertise and dedication of the staff at MMCSC, who has introduced to the region, FFR-CT an artificial intelligence (AI) based noninvasive methodology to manage heart disease,” says Rajesh Mohan, MD, MBA, FACC, FSCAI, Chief Medical Officer.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

About Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus

Monmouth Medical Center Southern Campus (MMCSC) is a fully accredited acute-care hospital located in Lakewood. An affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, Monmouth South is a sister hospital to Monmouth Medical Center, a teaching hospital located in Long Branch. MMCSC introduced the first of its kind James and Sharon Maida Geriatrics Institute to the region, which provides comprehensive inpatient and outpatient care for elders. MMCSC also offers convenient access to an array of outpatient services as well as the services of the Jacqueline M. Wilentz Comprehensive Breast Center. RWJBarnabas Health and MMCSC, in partnership with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey – the state’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center – brings a world class team of researchers and specialists to fight alongside you, providing close-to-home access to the latest treatment and clinical trials.

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Laurie Zalepka