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Tuesday Mar. 27, 2018
Broward Health North is South Florida’s First Hospital to Earn Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement

DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. -- March 27, 2018 -- Broward Health North is the first hospital in South Florida to earn The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization's commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Broward Health North underwent a rigorous onsite review in January 2018. 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.

“Broward Health North is a leader in providing the best and most advanced total hip and total knee replacements,” said Broward Health President/CEO Beverly Capasso. “We are very excited to be the first hospital in South Florida to receive this prestigious recognition from The Joint Commission. This paves the way for better outcomes and improved quality of life for our patients.”

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.

“Broward Health North is pleased to receive advanced certification for our total hip and knee program from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Alice Taylor, CEO of Broward Health North. “We look forward to continuing our quality of care for the increasing number of patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery.”

 

Broward Health, providing service for more than 80 years, is a nationally recognized system in South Florida that offers world-class healthcare to all. The Broward Health system includes the statutory teaching hospital Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Salah Foundation Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group, Broward Health Urgent Care, Broward Health International, and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit BrowardHealth.org.