Brentwood, Tenn. (PRWEB) December 02, 2012
Quorum Health Resources (QHR) client hospital Newberry County Memorial Hospital in Newberry, SC recently became the first hospital in the Midlands to earn national certification from The Joint Commission (TJC) for its knee and hip joint replacement program. In addition, for the second year in a row Healthgrades awarded Newberry Hospital with the Joint Replacement Excellence Award, a Five-Star Rating for Joint Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Hip Replacement—ranking the hospital’s joint replacement services among the top 10 percent in the nation.
“These achievements demonstrate the value and excellent care that Newberry Hospital brings to its community,” said QHR President and CEO James L. Horrar. “Newberry Hospital is committed to serving patients with care that the community needs most—and we are glad to see them recognized for this very commitment.”
“We have been focused on elevating our hip and knee replacement program to provide patients with the best outcomes possible,” said Ron Vigus, CEO of Newberry County Memorial Hospital. “We hope that our strong Healthgrades ratings further validate why patients should make Newberry Hospital their first choice for care.”
Of the TJC certification Ron Vigus added, “TJC accreditation validates the hard work and dedication put forth by the entire Board, hospital staff, orthopedic surgeon team and QHR. National certification speaks to the quality, safe care, and positive outcomes delivered to joint replacement patients, a growing number of which come from outside Newberry County.”
The Healthgrades report evaluates how approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide performed on risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for nearly 30 of the most common conditions treated and procedures performed from 2009 through 2011.
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States. Newberry is one of only six hospitals in South Carolina to be nationally certified. Joint Commission certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to meeting high standards of performance.
About QHR (Quorum Health Resources)
QHR (Quorum Health Resources) has provided consulting, management and education resources to hospitals and health systems for three decades. QHR is the market leader in hospital management, with nearly 150 current multi-year clients across the U.S. As a consulting resource, QHR is the fifth largest healthcare management consulting firm in the U.S., and the QHR Learning Institute reaches more than 10,000 healthcare professionals each year. For more information, go to http://www.qhr.com.