August 29, 2017
TriHealth announced that the Good Samaritan Hospital Orthopedic Center for Excellence has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced 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. Good Samaritan Hospital is the first hospital in Cincinnati and one of only a few in Ohio to earn the Gold Seal of Approval.
The Good Samaritan Hospital Orthopedic Center for Excellence underwent a rigorous onsite review in June. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.
“Achieving Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification recognizes the Good Samaritan Hospital Orthopedic Center for Excellence’s commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “The advanced certification will help TriHealth better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.”
“TriHealth is pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Jay Koch, Executive Director, TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute. “We look forward to improving patient safety and quality of care for the increasing number of patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery.”
Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced 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.