Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall has been certified by the Joint Commission for hip and knee replacement following a thorough evaluation and survey of the hospital program.  This Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality reflecting an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Texas Health Rockwall underwent a rigorous on-site review in September 2016.  Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with joint replacement surgery-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures were also assessed.

Jennifer Spencer, BSN, RN-BC, Senior Director of Clinical Excellence, who serves as program coordinator, applauded those involved in developing a comprehensive program.  “Staff throughout our hospital played key roles in the formation of a broad, quality oriented joint replacement program at Texas Health Rockwall.”  Spencer added, “Patient safety and outcomes are number one goals for the program and to be recognized by the Joint Commission as a Center of Excellence is rewarding and a true honor.”

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification, which includes knee and hip replacement, 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.

More information about the joint replacement program including the pre-operative education “Joint Camp” developed for patients undergoing replacement surgery can be found on the website at www.TexasHealthRockwall.com/our-services/orthopedics/