Garden Park Medical Center (GPMC) announced today that it earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification, the first in the state of Mississippi. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
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.
“We took on this endeavor because our mission as a hospital is to ensure the best outcomes for our patients”, states Jenny Vercher, Director of Ortho/Surgical and accreditation team leader. “By engaging in this assessment, being graded by industry experts, and ultimately receiving their seal of approval, we know we are doing all we can to prevent complications and empowering our patients with the knowledge they need to heal quickly and safely.”
CEO of Garden Park Medical Center, Randy Rogers, states, “Achieving this high honor is no small feat. Whether it is clinical staff or administrative personnel, we all come to work every day to heal patients. I am proud that one of the most respected accrediting entities in the healthcare industry recognize what I see in the staff and physicians every day – a clear focus on excellence and patient care.”