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Tue, Aug 24, 2021
(Durham, NC, August 24, 2021) – North Carolina Specialty Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
The certification, in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, focuses on the pre-surgical orthopedic consultation to the intraoperative, hospitalization or ambulatory surgical center admission, rehabilitation activities, and follow-up visit with the orthopedic surgeon.
North Carolina Specialty Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review on July 17, 2021. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, supporting self-management, and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend North Carolina Specialty Hospital for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for orthopedic patients.”
“Our team is extremely proud to have received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification. Best practices, compliance, performance improvement, and a rigorous commitment to providing the best and safest patient care, are the commitments we adhere to daily. This certification reinforces the trust and confidence our patients place in our hands, to provide them with exceptional care during their experience with us,” says Randi Shults, Chief Executive Officer, North Carolina Specialty hospital.
North Carolina Specialty Hospital focused on patient-centered and evidenced-based care to achieve Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification. A multi-disciplinary team collaborated to streamline care using evidenced-based processes along with clinical pathways to assure our Total Joint Replacement patients achieved optimal outcomes.
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.
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