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SRMC Receives Accreditation For Orthopaedic Care

June 21, 2016

Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval® for its Orthopaedic Knee and Hip Replacements program, by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for quality and safety in disease-specific care. SRMC's comprehensive hip and knee replacement program has had tremendous success in providing patients with an excellent experience as well as improved outcomes.

"When SRMC opened its Orthopaedic Bone and Joint Center last fall, it represented one more step towards enhancing the orthopaedic services we provide to our patients," said Anita Hackstedde, M.D., SRMC's President/CEO. "Since that time, we have been working with our orthopaedic surgeons and a multi-disciplinary team to achieve the goal of obtaining Joint Commission certification for our hip and knee replacement program as a reflection of the excellent care we provide to our orthopaedic patients."

To achieve certification, SRMC underwent a rigorous on-site review on June 10, 2016; which included evaluation of the processes and patient care experiences for those having hip and knee replacements performed at the medical center. 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.

"Achieving Joint Commission certification for our total joint replacement program is a major accomplishment in demonstrating excellence in the care we provide," Dr. Hackstedde added. "Certification is a voluntary process, and SRMC chose to make a significant investment in enhancing our processes to achieve excellent patient outcomes. Disease-specific certification for joint replacement demonstrates our commitment to a higher standard of patient care and service."

About Salem Regional Medical Center

Salem Regional Medical Center is a private, non-profit, independent hospital; and the largest employer in Columbiana County with more than 1,000 staff members. SRMC was the first hospital in the region to offer the latest advances in diagnostic technology to aid in the early detection of cancer, including the first 3T Open MRI between Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and the Mahoning Valley's only 3-D Virtual Colonoscopy. The hospital has also been designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology, becoming the only certified Lung Cancer Screening Center in the Mahoning Valley.

In addition, SRMC has been recognized by several national and state organizations for its accomplishments in providing safe, high quality care. Some of SRMC's recent awards and achievements have included the 2015 Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence AwardSM in Clinical Quality; the 2016 Women's Choice Award® as one of "America's Best Hospitals for Patient Safety;" and designation as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care by Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield.
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