Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare (TMH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced 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 healthcare 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.
TMH underwent a rigorous, onsite review November 18-19, 2019. During the visit, a Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, quality improvement and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewer also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification recognizes healthcare 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 TMH for using this certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for orthopedic patients.”
"We are honored to be recognized with the prestigious Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by The Joint Commission,” says Judy Greenwald, Orthopedic Administrator at TMH. “Through the efforts of our expert surgeons, nurses and therapists at Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare, we are able to provide the highest-quality of care for patients who suffer from the debilitating effects of hip and knee pain, and restore their quality of life for years to come.”
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.