Perfect Score Received by Human Motion Institute at Medical Center of Lewisville for Disease Specific Certification for Joint Replacement
February 24, 2011
Medical Center of Lewisville
500 West Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
Media Contact: CeCe Clemens
Lewisville, TX – February 24, 2011 - Medical Center of Lewisville’s Human Motion Institute has received a perfect score, along with the Gold Seal of Approval,™ for health care quality from the Joint Commission for Disease-Specific Care Re-Certification for total knee and total hip replacement.
As the area’s premier destination for orthopedic care, Medical Center of Lewisville’s Human Motion Institute offers a variety of education and prevention programs, as well as a comprehensive continuum of care that is closely coordinated among different disciplines versus “silos of care.” A Center of Excellence in bone, muscle and joint care, Medical Center of Lewisville’s program is designed to treat all levels of musculoskeletal conditions with the goal of returning patients to normal function as quickly and safely as possible.
Medical Center of Lewisville’s integrated approach enables their clinical team to properly evaluate each patient’s condition and prepare him or her mentally and physically for surgery. Patients are closely monitored and managed throughout their entire pre- and post-surgical performance and progress. The dedicated team is continually evaluating and improving their processes. They are committed to their patients and the best possible outcomes. Their satisfaction results and measured functional outcomes are a testament to that.
"Patients can feel confident that a state of the art team approach will be used with each joint replacement surgery. This will help assure outstanding results for our patients," said James R. Heerwagen, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon.
To earn this distinction, a disease management program undergoes an extensive, unannounced, on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers every two years. The program is evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of a program’s processes, the program’s ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization, and interviews with patients and staff. Medical Center of Lewisville originally received this certification in 2008.
“This re-certification means Medical Center of Lewisville continues to do the right things and does them well for total knee and total hip replacement patients,” says Jean E. Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q., executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, Joint Commission. A perfect score means the commission had zero recommendations for improvement.
“Medical Center of Lewisville voluntarily pursued this comprehensive, independent evaluation to enhance the safety and quality of care we provide,” says Doug Welch, CEO of Medical Center of Lewisville. “A perfect score shows how we continually strive to provide the highest quality of care for our community and we’re proud to once again achieve this honor and distinction.”
For more information on orthopedic care at the Human Motion Institute at Medical Center of Lewisville, call 972.420.1800.
About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve the safety and quality of care provided to the public through the provision of health care accreditation and related services that support performance improvement in health care organizations. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits nearly 15,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,800 other health care organizations that provide long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also accredits health plans, integrated delivery networks, and other managed care entities. In addition, the Joint Commission provides certification of disease-specific care programs, primary stroke centers, and health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, the Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.
The Joint Commission launched its Disease-Specific Care Certification program in 2002. It is the first program of its kind in the country to certify disease management programs. A list of programs certified by the Joint Commission is available at www.jointcommission.org.