St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is pleased to announce it has been recertified by The Joint Commission for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The Disease Specific Care Certification survey is required every two years to maintain The Joint Commission Advanced designation. 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.
During the two-day virtual review, The Joint Commission surveyors evaluated St. Mary’s 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 grateful for the leadership provided by our orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Edgar Fike, Dr. Trent Hulse, Dr. David Keller and Dr. Tim Teske," says Krista Roberts, CEO of St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. "Their clinical expertise, and the care provided by our team of nurses, physical and occupational therapists, dietitians and other support staff, have resulted in a unique designation that only a few other hospitals in Oklahoma have achieved." St. Mary’s was the first in the state to have achieved this designation in 2016.
"Our continued focus remains on providing clinical evidence-based patient care for joint replacement patients with the goal of helping improve quality of life, helping improve mobility and helping patients resume normal daily activities," concludes Roberts.