West Hills Hospital & Medical Center Earns Chest Pain Certification

November 9, 2018

West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, a full-service acute care facility located in the San Fernando Valley, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Chest Pain Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that demonstrates West Hills Hospital’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

West Hills Hospital’s Chest Pain Certification recognizes its compliance with consensus-based national standards, effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize chest pain care, and organized approach to chest pain performance measurement and improvement activities.

"West Hills Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director of hospital business development at The Joint Commission. “We commend West Hills Hospital for becoming a leader in chest pain care.”


To receive chest pain accreditation from the Joint Commission, West Hills Hospital was evaluated during a two-year, on-site review conducted by Joint Commission experts. The hospital was assessed for compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with chest pain requirements.

“We are pleased to receive this certification for our commitment to excellence in chest pain care,” said Yale Podnos, chief medical officer of West Hills Hospital. “This is an exciting achievement for West Hills Hospital because it not only speaks to the expertise of our Chest Pain Center, but it also reflects the high-quality care we provide for each and every patient.”

To learn more about West Hills Hospital and its Chest Pain Center, visit https://westhillshospital.com.


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