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Presbyterian Hip And Knee Programs Recertified By The Joint Commission

Release Date:

October 16, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Joint Commission recently recertified both the hip and knee joint replacement programs at Presbyterian Hospital. Both programs received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®, a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

“We are thrilled to announce the recertification of our hip and knee joint replacement programs at Presbyterian Hospital by The Joint Commission,”said Kathy Davis, RN, senior vice president and chief experience officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services. “These recognitions demonstrate our commitment to providing safe, quality care to our patients and improved outcomes by using evidence-based practices.”

Presbyterian Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review of these programs in September 2015. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures were also assessed.

To learn more, visit the Joint Commission's website

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Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s second-largest private employer with more than 11,000 employees.​​​​

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