Pasadena, CA – Huntington Memorial Hospital has earned The Joint
Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its total hip and knee replacement
programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national
standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. The
certification award recognizes Huntington’s dedication to continuous compliance
with The Joint Commission’s national standards.
Huntington Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site survey this past December
when a Joint Commission surveyor evaluated the hospital’s compliance with the
standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including
infection prevention and control, care leadership and medication management.
"In achieving Joint Commission certification, Huntington Hospital has
demonstrated its commitment to the highest quality level of care for patients
undergoing joint replacement surgery,” says Connie Boyd, executive director of
the neuroscience and orthopedic programs. “We are one of only four other
facilities in California to achieve this status and I commend our orthopedic
team for undertaking this challenge and elevating the standard of care we
provide our community.”
Paul Gilbert, MD and Todd Dietrick, MD served as physician leads as the
hospital prepared for the certification survey. "With Joint Commission
certification we are making a significant investment in quality for our
patients on a day-to-day basis,” said Gilbert.
Dietrick stated, “Joint Commission accreditation provides us an opportunity
to take orthopedic surgery at Huntington Hospital to the next level and helps
promote a culture of excellence.”
The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched
in 2002, was 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.
Huntington Hospital is a 626-bed not-for-profit hospital that is home to the
only trauma center in the San Gabriel Valley. Renowned for its programs in
neurosciences, cardiovascular services and cancer care, Huntington is an
active teaching hospital with Graduate Medical Education programs in internal
medicine and general surgery. The hospital has a regional neonatal intensive
care unit, treating babies with the highest acuity. For over 119 years,
Huntington has been committed to serving its community with excellence,
compassion and respect.