Henderson Hospital Receives Disease Specific Care Recertification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission

Friday, February 14, 2020

Henderson Hospital has been recertified by The Joint Commission for its Disease Specific Care for Total Hip and Knee Replacement surgery by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. This certification is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

The orthopedic program at Henderson Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in October of 2019. During this time, The Joint Commission surveyor evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with total hip and knee-specific requirements. The four evidence-based process improvements shared by the hospital team included early ambulation following surgery, deep vein thrombosis prophylaxis, patient education, and patient satisfaction.  This survey was confirmation of continuing the highest level of patient care since the inception of the program in 2017. 

“This was the inaugural visit for The Joint Commission surveyors to see our new orthopedic surgical patient care unit and the physical therapy gym at the hospital,” said Sam Kaufman, CEO/Managing Director of Henderson Hospital. “We’re very proud the surveyor also identified two best practices, including our pre-verification form used prior to surgery and the orthopedic-specific education provided to the nurses who work in our orthopedic unit.”

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help healthcare organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted on-site observations and interviews.

“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys healthcare organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Henderson Hospital for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.