Hot Springs Orthopedic Program Certified by Joint Commission

The Hot Springs Total Joint Replacement Program has officially earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification recognizes the efforts made by Hot Springs’ Orthopedics to continually elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

“At CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs, we are committed to patient-centered care in the safest and most efficient manner possible,” said Doug Ross, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “We’re honored to see that ongoing ministry reflected in this certification and look forward to consistently improving quality of care for the increasing number of patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery in southwest Arkansas.”

The Joint Replacement Program at Hot Springs underwent a rigorous onsite review to evaluate 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. The advanced certification from The Joint Commission, one of the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting bodies in the nation, is awarded for a two-year period.

Hot Springs, orthopedic care is a partnership with the hospital and surgeons in CHI St. Vincent Medical Group. To learn more about bone and joint specialists serving Southwest Arkansas, visit