Baptist Health earns Joint Commission Hip and Knee Replacement Certification

September 05, 2018

Baptist Health Lexington has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for Hip & Knee Replacement Certification. 

Baptist Health Lexington has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hip & Knee Replacement Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Baptist Health Lexington underwent a rigorous on-site review July 20. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with hip and knee replacement-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed. 

The hospital first received Hip & Knee Replacement Certification from The Joint Commission in 2012 and has continued to earn re-certification every two years since.

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:
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.

“With continued Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis for our hip and knee replacement patients,” said Baptist Health Lexington President William G. Sisson. “This certification reflects our commitment to maintaining excellence and continually improving our care.”