KCH Receives Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification

6th Floor and participating departments recognized for their support in achieving certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.  Special thanks for your hard work and commitment.

Knox Community Hospital has been awarded certification for total hip and total knee replacement from The Joint Commission.
 
Knox Community Hospital (KCH) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

KCH underwent a rigorous onsite review in which Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.

“Achieving Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification recognizes Knox Community Hospital’s commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “The advanced certification will help KCH better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.”


CAPTION: 6th Floor and participating departments recognized for their support in achieving certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.  Special thanks for your hard work and commitment.



Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily activities.