Memorial orthopaedic awarded gold seal of approval

Sourced from Dubois County Free Press

Memorial Hospital’s Orthopaedic Center of Excellence is the first in the state of Indiana to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hip Fracture.

This is the third Gold Seal of Approval for Memorial’s orthopaedic program which has also been recognized for joint replacement, hip and joint replacement and knee replacement.

The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Memorial’s orthopaedic program underwent a rigorous on-site review in September. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with hip fracture-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. The nonprofit is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.