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East Cooper Medical Center Awarded Chest Pain Program Certification from the Joint Commission

Apr 16, 2019

Mount Pleasant, SC – April 16, 2019 – East Cooper Medical Center is pleased to announce that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Chest Pain Program. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

East Cooper chest pain team“East Cooper Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with chest pain,” said Patrick Downes, Chief Executive Officer of East Cooper Medical Center. “We are excited to receive this recognition honoring our team for the work they do to serve the healthcare needs of local citizens and visitors here Mt. Pleasant. It is a great reminder to our friends and neighbors that they do not have to go across the bridge to receive high-quality care.”

“We commend East Cooper Medical Center for becoming a leader in chest pain care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission.

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:

  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

To coordinate an interview about what this means for people with chest pain in our area, please contact PR Manager Daisy Burroughs at 803-833-0104, email

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