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Sanford Health Bismarck Awarded Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification

Sep 01, 2021 08:29AM ● By Med Magazine

Sanford Health Bismarck has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification, Hip Fracture Patients, and Total Shoulder Replacements 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, in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 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.

Sanford Bismarck underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers 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 reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“Advanced 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 Sanford Bismarck for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for orthopedic patients.”

“We are honored to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission,” said Coridon Huez, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of the total joint program at Sanford Health. “This certification is another example of our commitment to provide quality care to our patients and community.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.

The Sanford Bismarck region provides health care to central and western North Dakota, eastern Montana and northern South Dakota. It includes 21 clinics in Bismarck, Mandan, Minot, Dickinson and Watford City, as well as a Level II trauma center located in Bismarck.