June 10, 2014
Richmond, Va. (June 10, 2014) — HCA Virginia’s John Randolph Medical Center has earned the Gold Seal of Approval certification for its total hip and knee programs from http://www.jointcommission.org/.
The certification recognizes the hospital’s compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care and dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
"With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis," said Suzanne Jackson, CEO of John Randolph Medical Center. "Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence. Achieving these certifications is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide."
Launched in 2002, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas including 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.
"In achieving Joint Commission certification, John Randolph Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients through its total hip and knee programs," said Jean Range, executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. "Certification is a voluntary process and I commend them for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves."
John Randolph also has received stroke certification through The Joint Commission and has been recognized by the organization as a Top Performer.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care For more information, visit http://www.jointcommission.org/
About HCA Virginia...As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 13 hospitals and 30 outpatient centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $365 million in uncompensated care and pays $72 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes 4 imaging centers, 6 outpatient surgery centers, one freestanding emergency room, and 7 hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’ and Spotsylvania Regional.