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Baptist Health Lexington Orthopedic Program Earns Joint Commission Certification



JC gold sealBaptist Health Lexington’s has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Orthopedic Program, specifically Hip and Knee, by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

 

As of November 15, 2012, Baptist Health Lexington was the only hospital in Lexington and one of only four programs in Kentucky to hold this certification.

 

To earn certification, Baptist Health Lexington underwent a voluntary, rigorous on-site review in which a Joint Commission expert evaluated its compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

 

"With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis for our hip and knee replacement patients,” said Baptist Health Lexington President/CEO William G. Sisson. “This certification is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving our care.”

 

The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States and certifies more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.