April 20, 2021
JACKSONVILLE, FL. – Memorial Hospital Jacksonville has become the first hospital in Jacksonville to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
The certification, in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopedic 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.
Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review and during the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification recognizes health care 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 Memorial Hospital Jacksonville for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for orthopedic patients.”
“We are exceptionally proud of our orthopedic Joint Replacement program at Memorial,” said Albert E. Holt, IV, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer of Memorial Hospital. “To receive The Joint Commission’s Core Certificate of Distinction last year was excellent, followed soon after by the highest advanced level of certification further endorses what we’ve already known about our excellent care team and world class experts in hip and knee joint care. We are additionally proud to be the first hospital in Jacksonville to achieve The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification for total hip and total knee replacement.”