May 3, 2016: The Joint Replacement Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its hip and knee joint replacement program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. In 2013, Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s Joint Replacement Program was the first in Rockland, Westchester, Orange, Putnam, Sullivan, and Ulster Counties in New York to be recognized with this designation.
“The Joint Replacement Center at Montefiore Nyack 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,” said Dr. Jordan Simon, Director of The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Montefiore Nyack Hospital. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”
The Joint Replacement Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in February 2016. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards, as well as with its hip and knee joint replacement-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.
“The Joint Replacement Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients who require hip and knee joint replacement,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, Executive Director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend The Joint Replacement Center at Montefiore Nyack Hospital for becoming a leader in its hip and knee joint replacement care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.”
Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s Director of Orthopedic Surgery, Dr. Jason Fond commented, "This recognition is a testament to the dedication and achievement of excellence by hospital staff and physicians. We take pride in offering access to a nationally recognized joint replacement program right in our community."
About The Joint Commission:
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at jointcommission.org.