Two St. Elizabeth Orthopaedics Programs Accredited by The Joint Commission Friday April 9, 2021 Written by St. Elizabeth Healthcare St. Elizabeth has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for orthopaedic accreditation 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.St. Elizabeth underwent rigorous, unannounced onsite reviews for the Spine Surgery program and the Total Shoulder Replacement program. During each visit, a Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with its standards spanning several areas including:Reducing unwanted variations in care and improving the patient experience.Improving efficiencies and outcomes at a potential lower cost.Aligning communication and collaboration among all disciplines.Service line is in position to effectively face new challenges.Promoting a culture of excellence to boost retention and recruitment of talent.The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus to help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance. The surveyors also conducted onsite observations and interviews. These certifications solidify St. Elizabeth Florence as a center of orthopaedic excellence and shines a light on the partnership and collaboration between the St. Elizabeth Orthopaedic Institute and OrthoCincy Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine program. When patients in Northern Kentucky are looking for the very best orthopaedics care, specifically complex total shoulder and orthopaedic spine surgery, they need not look far. St. Elizabeth provides it right here. Congratulations to the physicians and associates whose hard work and dedication to the highest quality patient care made this possible!