February 20, 2012


Jupiter Medical Center Awarded Certification in Orthopedics from the Joint Commission


February 20, 2012 – Jupiter, FL - Jupiter Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for its total knee, total shoulder and total hip replacement program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Jupiter Medical Center’s dedication to continuous improvement and compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art and notoriously arduous standards.


Jupiter Medical Center underwent an intensive on-site survey on February 9-10, 2012. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated JMC for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.


"In achieving Joint Commission certification, Jupiter Medical Center demonstrates its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients that have had a joint replacement," says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q., Executive Director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Jupiter Medical Center for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”


Achieving the Joint Commission certification strengthens patient safety efforts, the forefront of Joint Commission’s standards and initiatives. It also offers the community increased confidence in the quality and safety of care, treatment and services. By seeking care at a certified facility like the Anderson Family Orthopedic and Spine Center at Jupiter Medical Center, patients rest assured that the quality of care received is unrivaled in the area.


“We’re proud to achieve The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™,” says Steven Seeley, VP, Patient Care Services & Chief Nursing Officer. “We appreciate The Joint Commission’s standards for health care quality and safety, because they parallel ours. We make every effort to provide the highest quality services, and our orthopedic team is truly extraordinary.”


The Anderson Family Orthopedic and Spine Center offers comprehensive services including:
• “Pre-hab” - pre-operative strengthening program
• Pre-operative educational classes
• Highly skilled, experienced orthopedic surgeons
• Innovative procedures
• State of the art medical technology
• Nurses specifically trained in the care of the orthopedic patient
• Orthopedic Clinical Coordinator


To learn more about our comprehensive orthopedic program, visit jupitermed.com/ortho. Call our physician referral service at 561.263.5737 to find an orthopedic surgeon who’s right for you.


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 evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission currently certifies more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs, focused on the care of patients with chronic illnesses such as stroke, joint replacement, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure and many others. The Joint Commission also provides health care staffing services certification for more than 750 staffing offices. An independent, not-for-profit 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.


About Jupiter Medical Center

A not-for-profit 283-bed community Medical Center consisting of 163 private acute care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and Hospice beds, Jupiter Medical Center provides a broad range of services with specialty concentrations in orthopedics and spine, geriatrics, minimally invasive surgical procedures including robotic surgery, emergency services, cardiac services, obstetrics, cancer care and advanced diagnostics. Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center is top ranked in Palm Beach County by U.S. News & World Report, and was recognized as “high performing” in five specialty areas, including cancer, ear, nose and throat, gynecology, kidney disorders, and neurology and neurosurgery. The Medical Center has approximately 1,500 team members, 520 physicians and 700 volunteers.


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