Manatee Memorial Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hip and Knee Replacement Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Manatee Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review on April 6, 2018. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with Hip and Knee Replacement specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.
Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:
- Compliance with consensus-based national standards
- Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care
- An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities
"Manatee Memorial Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with Total Hip and Total Knee Arthroplasty,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Manatee Memorial Hospital for becoming a leader in Hip and Knee Replacement care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for Hip and Knee Replacement patients in its community.”
"Manatee Memorial Hospital is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification for Hip and Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Kevin DiLallo, CEO of Manatee Memorial Hospital. “The certification provides us with the framework as we continue to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”
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