Grand View Hospital Awarded Three Certifications from The Joint Commission
(January 4, 2010)
Sellersville, PA - Grand View Hospital’s hip replacement, knee replacement, and
stroke care programs have each been awarded certification from The Joint
Commission for providing high-quality care. The hospital received these
distinctions after The Joint Commission conducted extensive on-site reviews of
the programs in December.
Hip and Knee
Replacement Program Certifications
To earn the Commission’s Gold
Seal of ApprovalTM, Grand View’s hip and knee replacement programs were
evaluated on several criteria including each program’s processes, its ability to
evaluate and improve care within its organization, and interviews with patients
“This certification means Grand View Hospital does the right
things and does them well for hip and knee replacement patients,” says Jean E.
Range, MS, RN, CPHQ, executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification,
The Joint Commission.
The Joint Replacement Center at Grand View
Hospital provides patients with comprehensive joint replacement services
including pre-operative education; technologies such as minimally-invasive
surgery, computer-assisted surgery, and gender-specific knee implants; inpatient
and outpatient rehabilitation; and home care after surgery.
replacement team is committed to providing our patients with outstanding care
from the beginning of their joint replacement journey all the way through their
recovery,” says Janice Hunsberger, RN, joint replacement center coordinator at
Grand View. “We’re proud that the care we provide here at Grand View has been
recognized by The Joint Commission.”
Grand View is also the only
hospital in Bucks and Montgomery counties to receive a five-star quality rating
in total joint replacement in 2010 from HealthGrades®, the nation’s leading
health-care ratings company. Grand View has also been awarded a five-star
quality rating in total knee replacement in 2010 from HealthGrades®.
more information on joint replacement services at Grand View Hospital, call
Primary Stroke Center
This is the second time Grand View Hospital’s
Stroke Care Program was awarded The Joint Commission’s Primary Stroke Center
Certification. The certification is based on the recommendations for primary
stroke centers published by the Brain Attack Coalition and the American Stroke
Association’s statements/guidelines for stroke care.
Hospital demonstrated that its stroke care program follows national standards
and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients,”
says Jean E. Range, MS, RN, CPHQ, executive director, Disease-Specific Care
Certification, The Joint Commission.
Grand View’s Stroke Care Program is
coordinated by a stroke team specifically trained in the evaluation, treatment,
and rehabilitation of stroke. In addition to its stroke care program
coordinator, the hospital’s stroke team consists of emergency services,
neurology, radiology, nursing, and physicians which are available 24 hours a
day, seven days a week.
“Earning this distinction for a second time
reaffirms that our team continues to meet high standards of care for our stroke
patients,” says Denise Kistler, RN, stroke care program coordinator at Grand
View. “It’s a wonderful feeling that The Joint Commission recognizes our
commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and our community.”
The American Stroke Association also awarded Grand View Hospital its Get
With The GuidelinesSM–Stroke (GWTG–Stroke) Gold Performance Achievement Award.
For more information on Grand View’s Stroke Care Program, call
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously
improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the
provision of health care accreditation and related services that support
performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission
evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in
the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care
organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide
long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and
ambulatory care services.
Grand View Hospital, Bucks County’s first hospital,
has provided residents of Bucks and Montgomery counties with comprehensive
health care services since 1913. Grand View offers a range of inpatient and
outpatient care – particularly emphasizing the areas of surgery and
orthopaedics, women's and children's health, heart and vascular care, and cancer