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Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire earns Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification

Loving Senior Couple Walking With Pet Golden Retriever Dog Along Autumn Woodland Path Through Trees after hip and knee replacement

Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.

The certification, the only one offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, emphasizes the highest standards and assessment metrics for quality, and focuses on continuity of care – from the pre-surgical orthopedic consultation to the intraoperative, hospitalization or ambulatory surgical center admission, rehabilitation activities and follow-up visits with the orthopedic care team.

As part of the certification process, Marshfield Clinic Health System submitted records showing it met standard clinical care delivery based on evidence-based care and clinical practice guidelines, supplied performance measurement data and participates in the American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR). Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire also underwent a rigorous, unannounced onsite review this spring. The reviewer conducted onsite observations and interviews.

This certification demonstrates the high quality and comprehensive care available at Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire through the orthopedic total joint replacement program.

This certification sets Marshfield Medical Center-Eau Claire apart from the competition in the Chippewa Valley. The Eau Claire orthopedics team is one of only three joint replacement programs that have achieved this level in Wisconsin. Other orthopedic teams in the Health System are preparing to apply for this certification as well.

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