CENTRAL TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER EARNS KNEE CERTIFICATION
FROM THE JOINT COMMISSION
SAN MARCOS, TEXAS – Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for knee replacements.
“We could not be more pleased to earn this certification,” said CTMC President/CEO Anthony Stahl. “Being named a Joint Center of Excellence for knees ensures we are meeting our goal of providing our joint patients the best service possible and reassures the community that they don’t have to travel to Austin or San Antonio to receive exceptional total knee replacement surgery.”
To achieve Center of Excellence status, CTMC underwent a rigorous onsite review and Joint Commission experts evaluated the hospital’s compliance with national safety standards, as well as clinical practice guidelines and performance measures.
“Achieving Knee Replacement Certification recognizes CTMC’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 certification is an indication of the coordinated care provided by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare providers to patients undergoing total knee replacement surgery.”
Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a 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.
The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.
The hospital, which originated in 1923 as Hays County Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Memorial Hospital, opened at its current Wonder World Drive location in 1983. The CTMC staff of more than 700 employees works with more than 300 active and consulting physicians to provide quality services to patients and their families. For more than 20 consecutive years, CTMC has been named The Best Hospital in Hays County in the annual “Best of Hays” publication released by the San Marcos Daily Record. In addition to interventional cardiac services, CTMC is a Certified Chest Pain Center and an accredited Primary Stroke Center. CTMC leads the region in da Vinci robotic-assisted surgery and offers a variety of specialty care services including medical imaging, rehabilitation, home health care, hospice, women’s services and more. For more information, follow CTMC on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our website at ctmc.org. CTMC is a member of the Adventist Health System (AHS).
With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, Adventist Health System (AHS) is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A Christian mission, shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and commitment to making communities healthier unify the system’s 46 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout nine states.