June 28, 2016
Methodist Texsan Hospital, a campus of Methodist Hospital, announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced 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.
Methodist Texsan Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review where Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced 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.
“Methodist Texsan Hospital is pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Paul Hancock, MD, Methodist Healthcare System chief medical officer. “This designation reflects the strong commitment of the staff at Methodist Texsan to assure that every patient undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery receives the highest-quality and safest care possible.”
Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced 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.