NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Earns First “Gold Seal” in Queens for Excellence in Total Hip and Knee Replacement

NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Earns First “Gold Seal” in Queens for Excellence in Total Hip and Knee Replacement

This is a prestigious certification bestowed by The Joint Commission

The Hip and Knee Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement. The prestigious, national certification recognizes the hospital for providing top-quality care and for meeting rigorous standards of patient care at every stage, including the initial consult, the procedure, and post-surgical care such as rehabilitation services. NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst is the only hospital in Queens to earn this important recognition.

“This special certification is a reminder that residents of Queens don’t need to travel far to receive high-quality, affordable hip and knee replacement surgery. We have the top orthopedic surgical team right here in our community, who are dedicated to restoring mobility and improving the quality of life for patients who undergo these complex procedures,” said Israel Rocha, chief executive officer of NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. “We look forward to continuing to be an innovative leader in the health care field and offering high-quality programs that raise the standard of care provided in our community.”

“I am thrilled to share this news with the community about our successes in providing the best clinical outcomes for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement procedures,” said Rohit Hasija, MD, medical director of the Hip and Knee Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. “This is a prestigious certification, and I am very proud of my team for their dedication to maintaining clinical excellence and high standards of care for the patients we serve.”

The Joint Commission is an independent nonprofit organization that accredits hospitals in the United States and promotes national standards for health care safety. The Commission assessed NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst’s Hip and Knee Center, reviewing compliance with national standards, clinical guidelines, and outcomes of care. They also reviewed pre-operative education provided to patients and communication with patients on such topics as pain management, medication use, discharge procedures, and rehabilitation services.

The NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Hip and Knee Center is a specialized orthopedic program founded with the goal of restoring mobility and quality of life to individuals with hip and knee joints that no longer function properly and cause difficulty in day-to-day activities. The team of providers includes an orthopedic surgeon, rehabilitation doctor, physician assistant, physical therapist, occupational therapist, social worker, pharmacist, and nurses. Patients’ pre-surgical preparation includes the coordination of rehabilitation by the team at NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst. A patient can receive rehabilitation services at their home following surgery or in the hospital. Providers offer patients a compassionate continuum of care, with an individualized approach to treatment, leading to quick recovery and improved mobility.

To find more information, visit http://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/elmhurst/the-hip-knee-center. To make an appointment at the NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst Hip and Knee Center, call 718-396-4324