This year, HMH’s Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Program earned the Joint Commission’s Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification, the highest distinction from the nationally recognized accrediting body. The HMH program is the first Kentucky program to receive the distinction.
The Joint Commission is considered the nation’s premier healthcare accrediting body. It accredits and certifies 21,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States.
Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Program Director Sandy Peace noted that the program is a true team effort. If a patient elects to have surgery, more than 60 people support them on the continuum of care. According to Peace, that can even include social workers who are called in to help a patient who may not have an adequate support system when they are discharged from the hospital.
“It’s remarkable how many members of the HMH team play a role,” said Peace. “We know that if everyone involved in knee or hip surgery works together effectively, positive patient outcomes and low readmission rates result.”
This video showcases the outstanding team behind HMH’s Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Program.