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Trinitas Becomes First in Union County to Earn JCAHO Gold Seal Approval for Total Hip and Knee Replacement

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Patricia Henn pictured with Jim Dunleavy, PT, DPT, MS, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, describes the program at Trinitas as “providing excellent care,” and “a well-oiled machine.”
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Trinitas Regional Medical Center announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Disease Specific Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. This certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care. Trinitas is the only health organization in Union County to receive this certification.

Trinitas underwent a rigorous, onsite survey in early November.  Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with disease-specific care standards for total hip and total knee replacement, including pre and post-operative patient education, patient safety, prevention of infection, restoration of patient function and patient monitoring after discharge from the hospital.

“This designation is the result of the hard work of a tremendous team of professionals,” stated James Dunleavy, PT, DPT, MS, Doctor of Physical Therapy and Director of Rehabilitation Services.  He added, “The Gold Seal of Approval covers our entire program, from assessment, surgery and perhaps most importantly, rehabilitation.  We’re very proud to be able to bring many individuals together who are tops in their field, and who share a common goal of providing excellent care for our patients.”

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“Achieving Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification recognizes Trinitas Regional Medical Center’s commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” said Patrick Phelan, interim executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “The certification will help Trinitas better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.”

“Trinitas is pleased to receive disease specific certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Gary S. Horan, FACHE, President/CEO of Trinitas. “We look forward to improving patient safety and quality of care for the increasing number of patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery.”

When Patricia Henn, RN, BSN, decided to have hip replacement surgery and rehabilitation afterward, she chose Trinitas not once, but twice.  She is pictured with Jim Dunleavy, PT, DPT, MS, Director of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, whom she congratulated for the program’s attainment of The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval.  She describes the Total Joint Replacement Program at Trinitas as “providing excellent care,” and “a well-oiled machine.”

Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the disease specific certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily activities.

For more information on the Total Joint Replacement Program at Trinitas, call (908) 994-5406 or visit www.TrinitasRMC.org and click on the Total Joint icon.

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