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The Joint Commision's Disease-specific Care Certification

One of the hardest decisions to make when it comes to joint replacement surgery — beyond whether or not to have one — is where to undergo the surgery.

Tanner Ortho and Spine Center and Carrollton Orthopaedic Clinic is making the choice a little easier for residents in west Georgia and east Alabama, now that the center has now earned a gold seal of accreditation from The Joint Commission’s Disease-specific Care Certification program.

Launched in 2002, The Joint Commission’s Disease-specific Care Certification program is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Certification requirements address three core areas:

  • Compliance with consesus-based national standards
  • Effective use of evidenc-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care
  • And an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities

The accreditation process involved an intensive on-site review that analyzed the center’s ability to use clinical outcomes and other performance measures to improve care, the commitment of Tanner Ortho and Spine Center’s leadership to improving the quality of care for patients and how the facility prepares patients and caregivers for recovery after the procedure.

Surveyors from The Joint Commission — the largest, most respected accreditor of hospitals and healthcare facilities in the nation — examined Tanner’s process for caring for knee and hip replacement patients before surgery, during the procedure and after discharge from the hospital. They also evaluated how well Tanner Ortho and Spine Center’s patient care team used evidence-based practices to bolster outcomes and improve patient satisfaction, ensuring that patients received the most advanced standard of care.

The accreditation means that Tanner has undergone an intensive on-site review, and that the organization demonstrated its ability to use clinical outcomes and other performance measures to improve care, prepare you for treatment and provide follow-up care after you leave the hospital.

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