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Winchester Medical Center Awarded Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification from The Joint Commission

Winchester Medical Center Awarded Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification from The Joint Commission

The Valley Health Heart & Vascular Center at Winchester Medical Center (WMC) has earned a Gold Seal of Approval® for Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification from The Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. WMC is one of 14 facilities in the U.S. to earn the CCC certification.

Offered in collaboration with the American Heart Association, Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification is the premier cardiovascular certification for hospitals that demonstrate high-quality care using evidence-based, guidelines-driven treatment and foster collaboration throughout the system of care. A team of Joint Commission reviewers recently evaluated WMC’s compliance with certification standards for clinical care and program management, and conducted virtual onsite observations and interviews.

“Our cardiac team treats a wide range of conditions, including coronary heart disease and heart attack, arrhythmias, heart failure and heart valve disease, using a multidisciplinary approach, personalized care and innovative therapies,” said Julie Miksit, RN, BSN, MBA, WMC Vice President of Operations and Service Lines. “Achieving this certification is a testament to the team’s collaboration and commitment to quality of care and program excellence.

This marks the second time the cardiovascular program at WMC has received The Joint Commission’s two-year certification. In 2021, Heart & Vascular physicians and staff had more than 26,000 patient encounters for cardiovascular diagnostic and treatment services.

“It’s such a privilege to be part of a forward-thinking team of cardiac specialists who work together to make life better for our patients,” said Jeffrey Skiles, MD, Chair of Heart & Vascular Oversight Committee and Medical Director of the Valvular Heart Disease Clinical Council at WMC. “This certification demonstrates to them that we walk the walk and consistently deliver high quality, evidence-based treatment.”

For more information on CCC certification, visit The Joint Commission website. For more on Heart & Vascular Services at WMC, visit