Methodist Healthcare
December 17, 2019

San Antonio, TX - Methodist Hospital Texsan has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease-Specific Care Certification of Spine Surgery 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 recognizes health care organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for spine patients. The certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as to educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge.

"Our entire team at Texsan has proven once again they are deeply committed to providing excellent patient care every day," said Scott Rausch, CEO of Methodist Hospital Texsan. "This certification validates how we strive to achieve The Joint Commission's nationally developed standards to deliver safe, high-quality care."

Methodist Hospital Texsan underwent a rigorous, onsite review in October. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards, including program management and surgical outcomes. 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.

"Disease-Specific Care Certification program of Spine Surgery 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 Methodist Hospital Texsan for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for spine patients."