Coral Gables Hospital Receives Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from the Joint CommissionJan 30, 2020
Coral Gables Hospital earns 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.
Coral Gables Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review. 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 Coral Gables 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 Coral Gables Hospital better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.”
“Coral Gables Hospital is pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission, one of the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting bodies in the nation,” said Dr. Gilbert Beauperthuy-Rojas. “We look forward to continuing to improve patient safety and quality of care for the increasing number of patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery.”
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.
About Coral Gables Hospital
Coral Gables Hospital is a 245-bed acute care hospital located at 3100 Douglas Road in the heart of historic Coral Gables. For over 90 years, this community-based hospital has served South Dade County, Latin America and the Caribbean. Coral Gables Hospital offers a broad range of services, from primary care to robotic surgery, with the assistance of the da Vinci® Si™ Surgical System and specialty programs including: orthopedics, urology, comprehensive diagnostics services, emergency, outpatient rehabilitation, including a Vestibular Clinic, and more.
Coral Gables Hospital is a 2018 Tenet Healthcare Circle of Excellence award winner from its parent company, Tenet Healthcare. The hospital also earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement in 2017. Additionally, Coral Gables Hospital has earned an "A" Hospital Safety Score from the Leapfrog Group eight times in a row.
Coral Gables Hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nation’s oldest and largest hospital accreditation agency. To learn more about Coral Gables Hospital, visit www.coralgableshospital.com.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.