(September 10, 2012; Henderson, Nev.) – The Joint Replacement Unit at St. Rose Dominican Hospitals–Siena Campus has again earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission by demonstrating compliance with the national standards for health care quality and safety. The Joint Commission awarded the Siena Campus the Disease-Specific Care Certification for Joint Replacement which recognizes the hospital for its dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
The Siena Campus earned this distinction after The Joint Commission conducted a rigorous on-site review in August. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated the Joint Replacement Unit for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
“In achieving Joint Commission recertification, St. Rose Dominican Hospitals–Siena Campus has demonstrated its commitment to providing the highest level of care for its joint replacement patients,” said Jean E. 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 St. Rose for successfully continuing to undertake the challenge of elevating its standard of care and instilling confidence in the community it serves.”
“The Siena Campus pursued the comprehensive, independent evaluation of The Joint Replacement Unit at our Siena Campus to demonstrate our commitment to a higher standard of service,” said Rod Davis, president and CEO of St. Rose Dominican Hospitals and senior vice president of operations, Dignity Health Nevada. “Our staff worked incredibly hard to attain recertification, so we are very proud to have achieved this distinction. Recertification also confirms that St. Rose continues to improve the care we provide.”
The Joint Commission launched its Disease-Specific Care Certification program in 2002, which 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. A list of programs certified by the Joint Commission is available at www.jointcommission.org.