Geneva, NY- Geneva General Hospital today announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for multiple Disease Specific Certifications: Joint Replacement-Hip and Joint Replacement-Knee. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Geneva General Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in March. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with Joint Replacement-Hip and Joint Replacement-Knee -specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.
Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses 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.
“Geneva General Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with Joint Replacement-Hip and Joint Replacement-Knee” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Geneva General Hospital for becoming a leader in Joint Replacement-Hip and Joint Replacement-Knee care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.”
“Geneva General Hospital is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Eileen Gage, Vice President of Nursing, Finger Lakes Health. “These certifications provide us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”