August 26, 2019 (Soldotna, AK) – Central Peninsula Hospital 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.
The certification recognizes health care organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for Total Hip and Knee Replacement. The certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care.
Central Peninsula Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review in July. During the visit, the 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.
“Total Hip and Knee Replacement 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 Central Peninsula Hospital for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for hip and knee replacement patients.”
“This has been a goal that I wanted our hospital to achieve since I first got here. Achieving this certification is great news for our patients as it signifies that a higher level of care that is provided by our surgeons, clinical and support staff. Special thanks goes to Maddy Gauthier, MSN and CPH Joint Center Program Coordinator who shepherded us through this process,” said Rick Davis, CEO of Central Peninsula Hospital.
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website and the CPH Joint Center.
Press Contact: Maddy Gauthier, MSN, (907) 714-4186