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Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital has been awarded an Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification from The Joint Commission

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Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital has been awarded an Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification from The Joint Commission

August 16, 2023 (Springfield, Ohio) – Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital has 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, offered in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, focuses on the pre-surgical orthopedic consultation to the intraoperative, hospitalization, rehabilitation activities, and follow-up visit with the orthopedic surgeon. In preparation for developing a Joint Center of Excellence, a multi-disciplinary team was established with tremendous support from the administrative and clinical teams. The interdisciplinary team worked together to research and implement best practice processes while collecting and monitoring quality milestones.

Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital underwent a rigorous, onsite review on July 12-13, 2022. During the visit, the Joint Commission reviewer evaluated compliance with related certification standards including program management, supporting self-management, and delivering and facilitating high-quality clinical care. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewer also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

“Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Deborah Ryan, MS, RN, interim executive vice president, Accreditation and Certification Operations, The Joint Commission. “We commend Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for orthopedic patients.”

“Our team is proud to have received the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification. A rigorous commitment to providing the best and safest patient care supports our mission to ELEVATE THE STANDARD OF HEALTHCARE IN OUR COMMUNITY. This certification reinforces the confidence our patients have in Ohio Valley, to provide care they can trust during their experience with us,” says Steve Eisentrager, President, Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital.

For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.


Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital, a physician-owned hospital, was established in 2009 and provides an award-winning care experience for elective surgical procedures and medical care. Ohio Valley recently announced a partnership with Dayton-based Premier Health and Columbus-based OhioHealth as part of an ongoing commitment to expand access to care and keep care local in Clark County. OVSH offers in-patient and out-patient surgical procedures, as well as affiliated services including imaging, 3D mammography, physical and hand therapy, primary care, sports performance improvement, colonoscopy screening and other wellness programs.