Robbin Lee, CEO of Wellington Regional Medical Center, announced today that the facility has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for its total hip and total knee replacement programs. The certification was given by The Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body.
“This new certification is important for residents of the community because it signifies our dedication to patient safety and the emphasis our team places on delivering quality care,” said Lee. “Only facilities that comply with all standards, follow clinical practice guidelines and meet stringent performance measurement requirements receive certification. It is an honor to deliver a standard of care that is recognized by The Joint Commission.”
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. Wellington Regional underwent a rigorous onsite review on October 17 when The Joint Commission evaluated the hospital’s compliance with 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 Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification recognizes Wellington Regional’s commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” said Wendi Roberts, executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “The certification will help the Wellington-based hospital better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.”
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.
Orthopedic Services at Wellington Regional Medical Center
Wellington Regional Medical Center offers a comprehensive range of surgical and nonsurgical treatment for orthopedic problems. Orthopedic specialists on staff are recognized for their expertise in providing quality care in evaluating and treating a wide range of orthopedic conditions.