Spring Valley Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Core Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement after undergoing a rigorous on-site review in December 2017. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Spring Valley Hospital performs more orthopedic surgeries — which include total knee replacements, total hip replacements, shoulder, elbow and spine surgery — than any other hospital in Las Vegas, according to Leonard Freehof, CEO and Managing Director of the hospital. “Our key priorities are the patient experience and outcomes. Most of our patients are hospitalized for two days, so our staff focuses on education, physical therapy and pain management to help our patients prepare first for surgery and then for home."
As part of the on-site review, The Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with total hip and total knee-specific requirements. Spring Valley Hospital provided information on five measures of evidenced-based medicine including deep vein thrombosis, mobility within six hours of surgery, patient experience, and patient education before and during hospitalization. To better assist patients, the orthopedics team offers an additional Joint Camp during hospitalization, inviting all orthopedic patients to participate in a group physical therapy session before leaving the hospital to address any additional concerns.
“We are pleased to receive this certification from The Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Freehof. “Our goal is to provide our patients with the highest level of care so they can recover quickly and resume their daily living activities.”
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