Berkeley Medical Center earns chest pain recertification

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — WVU Medicine Berkeley Medical Center has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its chest pain program.

The certification award recognizes the center’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care and the hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s standards.

Berkeley Medical Center underwent an on-site review in June to achieve recertification, having earned initial certification in 2015. A Joint Commission expert evaluated Berkeley Medical Center for compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with chest pain-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

“Berkeley Medical Center is pleased to once again receive Chest Pain Certification from The Joint Commission, the nation’s premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body,” Anthony P. Zelenka, president and CEO, said in a news release.

Zelenka attributes the success of the cardiovascular program to the physicians, nurses and staff.

“This certification provides us with the framework to maintain a culture of excellence and continually improve the care we provide for our community,” he said.