Home|Blog | Griffin Health Awarded Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification from The Joint Commission

The Center for Joint Health at Griffin Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for 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. Offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the certification 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.

“Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification recognizes healthcare organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, executive vice president of Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing officer, The Joint Commission. “We commend Griffin Health for using The Joint Commission certification process to reduce variation in clinical processes and to strengthen its clinical program to drive safer, higher quality and more compassionate care for individuals served.”

The Center for Joint Health at Griffin Hospital underwent a rigorous, onsite review on October 31. During the visit, a Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, supporting self-management, and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewer also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“We are proud to achieve this prestigious recognition that is the result of Griffin’s commitment to exceptional patient care,” said Griffin Health Surgical Services Administrator Kim Viadero, RN, BSN, CNOR. “We believe that the best surgical outcomes occur when patients and their care partners are informed, engaged, and prepared for their procedures. The expertly trained physicians and caregivers at The Center for Joint Health at Griffin Hospital combine advanced technology and our renowned patient-centered care to create a personalized treatment plan and perform joint replacement procedures with unmatched precision so individuals can thrive after surgery.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website, www.jointcommission.org.