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Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification

For hospitals with robust cardiac care services, The Joint Commission's Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification will evaluate patient care across an extensive array of cardiac domains. 















About the Program

The Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) certification program is a voluntary certification program for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals seeking an independent evaluation and recognition of comprehensive cardiac center services.

The program has been developed to recognize Joint Commission–accredited hospitals that demonstrate excellence in delivering comprehensive cardiac care through a combination of standards compliance, clinical performance on targeted metrics, and achievement and/or maintenance of required Advanced Disease-Specific Care requirements.

The Joint Commission’s Comprehensive Cardiac Center Certification program was developed with input from a technical advisory panel comprised of clinicians with specific expertise in comprehensive cardiovascular care.



The standards of this certification program are unique and designed to encourage interaction and communication among the interdisciplinary team, patients, and families in a cardiovascular center of excellence. They focus on key structural components necessary for patient safety and quality.


Clinical Practice Guidelines

Providing clinical care consistent with evidence-based clinical guidelines is at the heart of The Joint Commission’s certification program. The hospital/center must integrate evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, which are part of certification standards requirements, in its efforts to provide high-quality, safe, and effective cardiac care.


Performance Measurement

Hospitals/centers seeking certification are required to monitor performance on an ongoing basis, collect data, and use this information for ongoing performance improvement efforts.


Why Achieve The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Certification?

For more than 60 years, the name “The Joint Commission” has been synonymous with quality, safety, and performance improvements. Our standards are recognized as the most rigorous in the industry, our surveyors and reviewers are some of the most knowledgeable in their field, and our accredited and certified organizations are among the top in their marketplaces. No other “seal of approval” is as widely recognized by peers, payers, insurers, and the public as The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval®. The Joint Commission is committed to continuously improving the quality and safety of care provided to the public.



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Current Cardiac Certification Programs

Learn more about our other Cardiovascular Certification programs.