(Crosby, Minn., May 6, 2022) – Cuyuna Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and 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, offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic 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.
“We are incredibly honored that our hip and knee replacement program has been recognized by the Joint Commission with this designation. It reinforces the organization’s mission and goals in providing world-class care for these patients” said Amy Hart, CRMC CEO. “This certification is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our entire orthopaedic team, nurses, therapists, and staff which continually ensures the highest level of care for our patients.”
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center underwent a rigorous, onsite review on March 22-23. During the visit, a Joint Commission reviewer, specializing in total hip and knee standards, evaluated patient outcomes and compliance with these specific standards. Joint Commissionstandards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers and provide the benchmark for orthopaedic outcomes.
“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 Cuyuna Regional Medical Center for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for orthopedic patients.”