Texas Orthopedic Hospital
December 16, 2019

Houston, TX –Texas Orthopedic Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is the highest award and a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Texas Orthopedic Hospital is now one of 13 facilities in Texas to have this prestigious certification.

“Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Texas Orthopedic Hospital for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for orthopedic patients.”

Texas Orthopedic Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review in Oct 2019. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards, including total joint program management, supporting self-management of the patient and delivering and facilitating excellent clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“This recognition of excellence reinforces what tens-of-thousands of patients already know about our hospital, that we provide world-class joint replacement care, and make a positive difference in our patients’ lives,” said Vasilios Mathews, M.D., Total Joint Section Medical Director of Texas Orthopedic Hospital. “I want to thank all of the surgeons and staff for their attention to detail and their devotion to patient care.”

“It is nice to be recognized for doing what all of us at Texas Orthopedic Hospital love to do, provide the best possible outcomes for our patients, and get them back to an active lifestyle quickly and safely” said Gregory Stocks, M.D., Chairman and Chief of Staff of Texas Orthopedic Hospital.

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.