Northwest Health hospitals earn certifications for hip and knee replacement

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Two Northwest Health hospitals received The Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for certifications for total hip and total knee replacement, according to a news release.

Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville earned advanced certification while Northwest Medical Center-Springdale received certification.

In September 2016, The Joint Commission experts evaluated each hospital’s compliance with care standards and requirements, including from before surgery to follow-up treatment.

“Achieving advanced total hip and total knee replacement certification recognizes Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville’s commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” Wendi Roberts, executive director of disease-specific care certification for The Joint Commission, said in the release.

Roberts offered similar comments on Northwest Medical Center-Springdale receiving the certification.

“The certification will help Northwest Health System in Springdale to better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement,” she said.

“We at Northwest Health are pleased that Northwest Medical Center-Bentonville received advanced certification from The Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” Sharif Omar, CEO of Northwest Health, said in the release.

Omar had similar sentiments for Northwest Medical Center-Springdale on its certification.

“We look forward to improving patient safety and quality of care for the increasing number of patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery,” he added.

The certification is for two years.

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