Pulmonology: Recognitions

Disease-specific certification


Children's Asthma Management Program was awarded disease-specific certification by The Joint Commission. The Joint Commission is the nation's predominant standard-setting accrediting and certifying regulatory body in healthcare.

  • The Children’s Asthma Management Program was the first in Texas to receive certification by The Joint Commission for disease-specific care for pediatric asthma initiatives.
  • In 2011, Children's Asthma Management Program recieved its fifth consecutive certification from the Joint Commission.
  • The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care certification evaluates the disease management and chronic care services provided by a facility. The voluntary evaluation and certification are based on:
    • Compliance with consensus-based national standards.
    • Effective use of established clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care.
    • Performance measurement activities.