Korth appointed to AHA regional policy
January 01, 2023
Cookeville Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Cookeville Regional recently underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with advanced total hip and knee replacement standards spanning several areas including environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.
The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess, and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“As a private accreditor, The Joint Commission surveys health care organizations to protect the public by identifying deficiencies in care and working with those organizations to correct them as quickly and sustainably as possible,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Cookeville Regional Medical Center for its continuous quality improvement efforts in patient safety and quality of care.”
“We are pleased to have received the advanced total hip and knee replacement accreditation,” states Paul Korth, CEO at Cookeville Regional. “We have made great strides in our orthopedic program over the past several years, and we are dedicated to continually improving our services to provide a higher standard of care for patients undergoing total hip or knee replacements.”