Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital New Brunswick, has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its hip and knee joint replacement programs.
Hospitals earn the approval by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.
“This prestigious distinction from the Joint Commission is a direct reflection of the commitment to excellence and quality that exists across all disciplines within our hip and knee joint replacement programs,” John Gantner, RWJUH New Brunswick’s president and chief executive officer said in a statement. “Our Orthopedics program has a well-deserved reputation for excellence and this certification is further proof of the exceptional programs and specialty services available to our patients on our academic medical campus.”
To achieve the certification, the facility underwent a rigorous on-site review in September. A Joint Commission expert evaluated the programs for compliance with consensus-based national standards, effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care, and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.