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Salem Regional Medical Center Recognized Nationally for Orthopaedic Care

August 2, 2018

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has once again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for its comprehensive hip and knee replacement program. This outstanding accomplishment demonstrates SRMC's commitment to achieving national standards and excellent outcomes in health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

"As a leader in advanced joint repair, our goal is to ensure our patients receive the highest level of care to enhance their recovery and help them regain their quality of life as safely and quickly as possible," said Anita Hackstedde, M.D., SRMC President/CEO. "Retaining Joint Commission certification is a tremendous accomplishment that reflects the ongoing commitment of our physicians and staff to provide high-quality orthopaedic services using the latest approaches for joint replacement surgery."

SRMC has held this prestigious designation for its hip and knee replacement program since 2016, and maintained its certification following a rigorous on-site review in May. A Joint Commission expert determined that SRMC was in compliance with the standards of care specific to the needs of orthopaedic patients and their families, including program leadership, performance improvement, patient care delivery, self-care management and clinical information systems.

"Our program is uniquely designed to support and guide patients through every stage of their hip or knee replacement journey, from pre-surgery education to the procedure and rehabilitation," Dr. Hackstedde added. "This has led to our continued success in providing patients with an excellent care experience and positive outcomes."

About Salem Regional Medical Center

Salem Regional Medical Center is a not-for-profit, independent hospital serving Columbiana and southern Mahoning Counties. SRMC has transformed cancer care in the region through a strategic partnership with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, and has been recognized by several national organizations for providing safe, high-quality care.

The hospital's Skilled Nursing Facility received the highest 5-star rating as determined by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' rating system, based on information from health care surveys, quality measures and staffing. SRMC also earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for providing high quality stroke care.

About 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.
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