Beebe Healthcare received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification in Heart Failure.

The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. Beebe first received the Certification in Advanced Heart Failure in 2015.

To earn the Advanced Certification in Heart Failure, Beebe underwent an on-site review in which Joint Commission experts evaluated the organization’s compliance with disease-specific care standards and with heart failure-specific requirements. The certification, awarded for a two-year period, also recognized Beebe’s heart failure program for its collaborative relationship with its cardiologists and for using the latest scientific research developed to meet each patient’s needs.

Beebe’s heart failure program, which is part of Beebe’s cardiac and vascular services, provides patients with specialized care and education, both in and out of the hospital.

Advanced Certification in Heart Failure signifies that Beebe Healthcare deliversa certain level of care, not only while the patient is hospitalized, but also after discharge. Transition of care occurs as case managers and the heart failure team coordinates and communicates with Beebe Home Care Services and with Beebe’s Population Health Department. Post-discharge care includes follow-up visits with the cardiologist within seven days and phone calls from a Beebe nurse practitioner to those patients that decline home care services. Once patients are home, they receive telemedicine and physical therapy as needed.

Criteria for the certification was developed in collaboration with the American Heart Association.

For more on Beebe cardiac and vascular services, visit beebehealthcare.org/cardiac-vascular-services or call 844-316-3334.