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Jackson Hospital First in Alabama to Earn AMI Designation

Hospital news | Friday, January 16, 2015

Contact: Mary Tyler Spivey

Montgomery, Ala. – Jackson Hospital is the first and only hospital in the state of Alabama to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its Acute Myocardial Infarction care. To earn the seal, the hospital demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for quality and safety in heart attack care. The certification awards the hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.

“Achievement of an AMI certification from the Joint Commission speaks volumes about the high quality of care given by Jackson Hospital’s medical team to the patient experiencing a heart attack,” said CEO Joe Riley. “We are extremely proud to be the first and only hospital in Alabama to earn this designation, and we are even more proud of what it means for the communities we serve – excellent care for the heart attack patient right here in the River Region.”

Jackson Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in November 2014. A Joint Commission expert evaluated Jackson Hospital for compliance with standards of heart attack care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“In achieving Joint Commission certification, Jackson Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its heart attack patients,” said Michele Sacco, M.S., interim executive director, Certification Programs. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Jackson for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”