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Carolina Pines awarded advanced certification from The Joint Commission

on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. Posted in News, Local News

Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center today announced it has earned 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.

Carolina Pines 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 Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center’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 Carolina Pines better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.” “Carolina Pines is pleased to receive advanced certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Bill Little, CEO of CPRMC.

“We are very proud of our medical team for this tremendous achievement.” 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.