WESTWOOD, New Jersey (September 12, 2018) – Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center today announced it has been recertified by The Joint Commission and received the Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced recertification 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.
Pascack Valley Medical Center underwent a rigorous onsite review on August 29th. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.
“I am so proud of the team at Pascack Valley Medical Center for achieving this distinguished recertification by the Joint Commission,” said Emily Holliman, CEO of Pascack Valley Medical Center. “We look forward to continuing to improve patient safety and quality of care for the increasing number of patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery.”
Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced 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.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission 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.
Pascack Valley Medical Center is a 128-bed, full-service, acute-care community hospital, located in Westwood, NJ providing the same nationally recognized quality care for which Hackensack Meridian Health is known. The hospital features, a brand new Emergency Department, state-of-the-art maternity center, a women’s imaging center, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, center for joint replacement, wound care center, and an intensive/critical care unit.
Pascack Valley Medical Center is also the only hospital in Bergen County with all private rooms at no additional cost to the patient. This inpatient hospital acts as an anchor to many in-demand, outpatient services such as radiology, women’s health and same day surgery. Find the kind of care you’ve been looking for at Pascack Valley Medical Center. For more, please visit www.PascackMedicalCenter.com.