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.

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