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CTMC awarded advanced total hip replacement certification

Monday, November 4, 2019

Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. 

The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care. 

“Being named a Joint Center of Excellence for Total Hip Replacements means we are succeeding in providing the best care to our joint patients,” said CTMC President/CEO Anthony Stahl. “This honor was made possible by our entire orthopedic staff. I am very proud of their hard work day in and day out.” 

The certification, in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, focuses on the pre-surgical orthopedic consultation to the intraoperative, hospitalization or ambulatory surgical center admission, rehabilitation activities and follow-up visit with the orthopedic surgeon. 

CTMC underwent a rigorous, unannounced on-site review this summer. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management and delivering and facilitating clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted on-site observations and interviews. 

“Advanced Total Hip Replacement Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality care,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations and chief nursing executive for The Joint Commission. “We commend Central Texas Medical Center for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for orthopedic patients.” 

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website

CTMC originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital. It opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 300 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” ballot released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook and Twitter, and visit their website. CTMC is a member of the AdventHealth. 

AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system’s 46 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout nine states. 

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