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Danbury Hospital Earns Joint Commission’s Gold Seal® of Approval Certification for Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery

By Danbury Hospital

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DANBURY, CT - Danbury Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal® of Approval and certification renewal for its joint replacement and spine surgery program by demonstrating compliance with national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. Danbury Hospital is a Joint Commission Center of Excellence in three Disease-Specific areas for surgery - hip replacement, knee replacement, and spine surgery, and has also achieved The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific certifications for its Primary Stroke Center and Palliative Care.

Danbury Hospital recently underwent a rigorous on-site view of its joint replacement and spine surgery program where Joint Commission surveyors evaluated the hospital for compliance with national disease-specific care standards in hip replacement, knee replacement, and spine surgery.

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, 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 us of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

“Danbury Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients that require knee replacement, hip replacement, and spine surgery,” said Wendi J. Roberts, RN, executive director, Certification Programs, The Joint Commission. “We commend Danbury Hospital for becoming a leader in spine surgery and joint replacement, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.”

“Danbury Hospital is proud to receive The Joint Commission Gold Seal® of Approval and Disease-Specific certification renewal, the leading health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Dawn Myles, Chief Quality Officer, Western Connecticut Health Network. “This exceptional accomplishment in healthcare quality and safety demonstrates our commitment to providing the best care for our patients, staff and community as we continue to build on our culture of excellence.”

The Joint Commission Disease-Specific certifications have also been earned by Norwalk Hospital in five areas - Primary Stroke Center, Lung Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.

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