April 25th, 2016

Gold Seal of Approval by The Joint CommissionGrand View Health today announced that The Joint Center has earned its fourth consecutive Gold Seal of Approval® by The Joint Commission for its hip and knee replacement programs. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

In February 2016, Grand View Health underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site review by The Joint Commission. During this review, a team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated The Joint Center for its compliance and the effective and consistent use of evidence-based clinical standards of care specific to the needs of joint replacement patients. The Joint Center staff is responsible for presenting a process and commitment to performance improvement in order to maintain these certifications awarded by The Joint Commission.

“Grand View Health has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with hip and knee replacement procedures,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend Grand View Health for becoming a leader in hip and knee replacements, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.”

“Our team is thrilled that The Joint Commission continues to recognize the level of care and clinical excellence we offer at The Joint Center,” added Janice Hunsberger, RN, ONC, Joint Center Coordinator at Grand View Health. “The Gold Seal of Approval® reaffirms the staff’s commitment to a high standard of service as we strive to improve patient outcomes and overall joint health in the community.”

Dedicated to serving the community for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of the musculoskeletal system, The Joint Center has performed more than 5,000 total hip, knee, shoulder, ankle and elbow replacement procedures since 2003. To contact The Joint Center at Grand View Health, call 215-453-4162 or go to gvh.org to learn more.

The Joint Commission
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 nearly 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.

About Grand View Health
Grand View Health is a community health system that has served generations of Bucks and Montgomery County residents since 1913. Committed to leading the community to a healthier future, Grand View offers inpatient and outpatient services in the areas of cancer, cardiology, orthopaedics, post-acute care, surgery and women’s and children’s health. For more information, visit gvh.org.