Reston Hospital Center (RHC) announced it is the first facility in Virginia to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency, and safety of their services and patient care.
Reston Hospital Center underwent a rigorous, two-day onsite review earlier this month. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative, and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.
“Achieving Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification recognizes Reston Hospital Center’s commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “The advanced certification will help the facility better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.”
Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility, and the return to normal daily activities.
“I am very proud of our entire joint replacement team for all their hard work in achieving Advanced Certification for Hip and Knee Replacements,” said Dr. Bradley Boyd, Total Joint Program Director at Reston Hospital Center. “Our goal is to provide the latest in patient care leading to the best outcomes for our patients. I am excited about this recognition from The Joint Commission and I continue to look forward to upholding our program to the highest standards.”
Caring for orthopedic patients for over a decade, Reston Hospital Center performs more than 1,000 total joint replacements every year. With infection rates and readmission rates well below the national average, RHC patients on average stay in the hospital for just a day and a half. Ninety-eight percent of patients walk within hours of a procedure and most patients go home without a stay in a rehabilitation center.