Temecula Valley Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement. The certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency, and safety of their services and patient care.
Temecula Valley Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and hip and knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.
“Achieving Hip and Knee Replacement Certification recognizes Temecula Valley Hospital’s commitment to providing care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “The certification will help Temecula Valley Hospital better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.”
“Temecula Valley Hospital is pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission,” said Darlene Wetton, CEO of Temecula Valley Hospital. “We look forward to continued patient safety and quality care with the Gold Seal of Approval for the increasing number of patients undergoing hip or knee replacement surgery at our hospital.”
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Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily activities.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.