St. Mary’s Health System announces that it has received Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement Certification from DNV. This certification affirms an organization’s excellence in orthopedic surgery within the scope of hip and knee arthroplasty and related procedures inclusive of initial diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to hip and knee replacement care.
“Advanced Hip & Knee Certification lets our community know that St. Mary’s has the resources and commitment to provide the best possible care for hip and knee replacement,” says Erin Prime, Director of Orthopedics and Physiatry. “From diagnosis to treatment, education, and rehabilitation, anyone coming to St. Mary’s can be confident that we have the right equipment, personnel, and training. Achieving this certification validates all the effort we have put into this program to ensure the health and safety of our patients.”
The DNV Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Certification requirements are informed by the ERAS® Society Orthopaedic guidelines, the guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and relevant requirements of the CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals.
“Achieving certification shows commitment to excellence,” says Kelly Proctor, President of DNV Healthcare USA, Inc. “It helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level.”