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Montefiore Nyack Hospital Awarded Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certification from The Joint Commission


May 22, 2018: Montefiore Nyack Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Certification for the third consecutive time since 2014. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality awarded by the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation in recognition of an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

“Montefiore Nyack Hospital is proud to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission,” said Mark E. Geller, MD, President and CEO, Montefiore Nyack Hospital. “This certification demonstrates our commitment to providing exceptional care and service to patients with orthopedic disease in the diverse communities we serve.”  

Montefiore Nyack Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in April. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with hip and knee joint replacement 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. 

“Montefiore Nyack Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with hip and knee joint replacements,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Montefiore Nyack Hospital for becoming a leader in hip and knee joint replacement care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for joint replacement patients in its community.”

The Joint Commission
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