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Orthopaedics Program Receives Gold Seal of Approval

Physician Connection
Summer 2012

Rochester General Hospital’s Center for Orthopaedics has earned the Gold Seal of Approval™ from The Joint Commission for total hip and knee replacements procedures. The certification recognizes RGH’s dedication to continuous compliance with the state-of-the- art standards set by The Joint Commission.

RGH underwent a rigorous on-site survey in January 2012, as a team of expert surveyors evaluated RGH for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

In 2011, Orthopaedic Surgeons at Rochester General performed 855 total hip and knee replacement surgeries. “Our patient-centered approach to healthcare by a passionate and dedicated team of professionals results in superior outcomes,” said Edward Tanner, MD, RGHS Chief of Orthopaedics.

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address 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.

Learn more about RGHS’s Orthopaedics program at rochestergeneral.com/ortho.