Providence Medford Medical Center Awarded Hip and Knee Replacement Certification From The Joint Commission

October 01, 2015

Providence Medford Medical Center 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.

Providence Medford Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review in the process of being evaluated for this certification. 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; and
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

"Providence Medford Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients who receive hip and knee replacements,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend Providence Medford Medical Center for becoming a leader in hip and knee replacement care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for joint replacement patients in its community.”

"Providence Medford Medical Center is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Jennifer Brusca, manager of Providence Medford Medical Center’s orthopedics program. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”