By: Elizabeth Eaken Zhani, Media Relations Manager
(OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois – April 27, 2016) The Joint Commission announces Thomas Jefferson UniversityHospital, Philadelphia, is the first hospital in the United States to achieve Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification means Thomas Jefferson University Hospital is committed to providing care in a safe and efficient manner for its patients undergoing a total joint replacement of the hip or knee.
Joint Commission reviewers visited the hospital on April 7, 2016, and conducted a rigorous onsite evaluation of its procedures associated with the orthopedic consultation, pre-operative procedures, intraoperative and post-surgical care of the patient, and orthopedic surgeon follow-up care. Thomas Jefferson University Hospital demonstrated it is complying with the requirements of the certification. Achieving advanced certification provides Thomas Jefferson University Hospital an unparalleled advantage when it comes to providing coordinated and comprehensive care that addresses patient needs from the time of their initial consultation to their post-surgical follow-up care.