CHEYENNE – Cheyenne Regional Medical Center has earned a chest pain certification from the Joint Commission, the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting organization in health care.

Being chest pain certified means that CRMC has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for diagnosing and treating patients with chest pain, including heart attacks and other acute coronary syndromes. CRMC is the first and only hospital in Wyoming to receive this certification.

“Cheyenne Regional Medical Center strives to provide exceptional care to our patients and community,” Jeffrey Chapman, CRMC’s chief medical officer, said in a news release. “Earning the Joint Commission’s Chest Pain Certification is another example of our health system’s continued commitment to providing quality care, close to home.”

According to the Joint Commission, “the gold seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.”

“Achieving chest pain certification through the Joint Commission demonstrates our hospital’s commitment to adhering to a high standard of evidence-based and comprehensive care for patients being treated for chest pain,” said Muhammad Khan, medical director of CRMC’s Cardiac Catheterization Lab.

As part of the certification process, CRMC underwent an onsite review by a Joint Commission surveyor on Oct. 18, 2019. The surveyor evaluated CRMC’s compliance with chest pain certification standards, including how the hospital delivers clinical care to chest pain patients and how its chest pain program is managed. The reviewer also conducted onsite observations, and interviews with CRMC employees and providers along the hospital’s continuum of care for chest pain patients.

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