Denver, CO, September 25, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Certificate of Distinction in the Management of Total Joint Hip and Knee Replacement. The Certificate of Distinction is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review on September 5, 2018. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with the Total Joint Hip and Knee 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.
"Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with Total Joint Hip and Knee Replacement,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center for becoming a leader in Total Joint Hip and Knee Replacement care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for Total Joint Hip and Knee Replacement patients in its community.”
"Presbyterian/St. Luke’s 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 Maureen Tarrant, President & CEO at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
About HealthONE’s Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center
For more than 135 years, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center (P/SL) has been meeting the healthcare needs of patients and their families from across the Rocky Mountain and Great Plains regions, and from around the world. With more than 80 specialties, 1,200 specialists and primary care physicians and 1,800 employees, P/SL and Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children is the only tertiary/quaternary combined pediatric and adult hospital in this region. Leading comprehensive services include the Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cardiovascular Services, Cancer Care, Blood & Marrow Transplant, Labor & Delivery/Mom & Baby, Maternal-Fetal Care, Orthopedics, Spine, Kidney/Liver Transplant, Hyperbaric Medicine, Wound Healing, Infectious Disease and more. For more information, please visit www.pslmc.com.