Certification for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement from The Joint Commission

Truman Medical Center Lakewood Becomes First in Kansas City to Achieve Certification for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement from The Joint Commission

Certification for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Truman Medical Center (TMC) Lakewood has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes TMC Lakewood’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.

“With TMC Lakewood earning Joint Commission certification, the first in the Kansas City area for hip and knee joint replacement, it shows the significant investment in quality and excellence of care our orthopaedics program makes,” said TMC orthopaedic surgeon Tom McCormack, MD. “This is just another example of how TMC strives to provide top quality care, in a state-of-the-art environment with excellent clinical outcomes.”

To achieve this certification, TMC Lakewood underwent a rigorous on-site review in June. A Joint Commission expert evaluated these programs for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

" TMC Lakewood has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients needing hip and/or knee joint replacement," says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend TMC Lakewood for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, and is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address 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.

Lakewood Unveils Mobile Dental Coach

Truman Medical Center Lakewood Unveils Mobile Dental Coach Truman Medical Center Lakewood (TMC) unveiled the Mobile Dental Coach at Blackburn Elementary School today. The Mobile Dental Coach is the culmination of...

Read more

Truman Medical Centers Welcomes Hepatopa…

  Truman Medical Centers (TMC) announced this week that Farzad Alemi, M.D., a Hepatopancreatobiliary (HPB) surgeon, has joined the staff at TMC Hospital Hill.    “Dr. Alemi brings to us highly specialized surgical...

Read more

TMC WIC Program Announces New Income Gui…

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released new income guidelines for the WIC Program effective April 1, 2015. WIC is a special supplemental nutrition program, funded by the U.S...

Read more

Research Improves Patient Health in Emer…

Mark Steele, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine professor of emergency medicine and chief medical officer and chief operating officer at Truman Medical Centers, is a co-author of a...

Read more

Employment Fair

  Join Us For A Northland Employment Fair Truman Medical Center Support Center 7300 NW Tiffany Springs Parkway Kansas City, MO 64153 Saturday, October 3  9 am - 12:00 pm For other openings and more information please visit...

Read more

Health Care’s Most Wired Award

Truman Medical Centers Recognized For Third Consecutive Year by Hospitals & Health Networks as one of health care’s “Most Wired” Truman Medical Centers (TMC) has been named for the third consecutive...

Read more

TMC Recognized as one of Healthcare’s “…

Truman Medical Centers (TMC) has been named for the fifth consecutive year as one of Health Care’s “Most Wired” organizations of 2015 by the American Hospital Association and the College...

Read more

WIC Income Guidelines for 2016-2017

If your family income does not exceed the following amounts for the size of your family, you could qualify for WIC: April1, 2016 – March 31, 2017 Missouri WIC Income Guidelines Family Size Annual Monthly Weekly 1 21,978 1,832 423 2 29,637 2,470 570 3 37,296 3,108 718 4 44,955 3,747 865 5 52,614 4,385 1,012 6 60,273 5,023 1,160 Each...

Read more

The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Cen…

Truman Medical Centers Unveils The Richard and Annette Bloch Cancer Center A who’s who in Kansas City’s funding community attended the May 15 opening.  The expanded center, located in Hospital Hill...

Read more

TMC Names Nancy Lewis, Vice President, M…

TMC President and Chief Executive Officer Charlie Shields announced he has named Nancy Lewis as Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations.   “Nancy is a proven leader and public relations...

Read more

TMC and Morrison's Open CrEATe

TMC Hospital Hill is the home of a new Morrison pilot concept called CrEATe. In CrEATe, you¹ll find flavorful foods, a fresh produce market and a cooking space to feature...

Read more