February 01, 2012
Sun City Center, FL - South Bay Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for its Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement programs by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes South Bay Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
South Bay Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site survey in December 2011. The Joint Commission evaluated the hospital for compliance with the standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.
“In achieving Joint Commission certification, South Bay Hospital has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with hip and knee replacement surgery,” says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q, Executive Director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend South Bay Hospital for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”
“With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality for our patients,” says Sharon Roush, Chief Executive Officer, South Bay Hospital. “Joint Commission certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement is a major achievement in maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”
For more information on South Bay Hospital, call 813-634-0496.