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Baptist Collierville earns advanced hip, knee certification

Baptist Collierville, with support from physicians at Campbell Clinic, recently earned its Joint Commission Seal of Approval for Advanced Certification of Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement, placing the hospital as one of 45 hospitals in the nation with this distinction.

The advanced certification is for Joint-Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care, according to the Joint Commission.

Baptist Collierville underwent what the Joint Commission characterized as a rigorous inspection on March 6 and 7. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.

“This recognition from the Joint Commission verifies that our staff maintains exceptional standards,” said Lindsay Stencel, chief administrative officer. Stencel credited Baptist Collierville’s long-standing relationship with Campbell Clinic as one of the chief reasons for the recognition.

“Campbell Clinic has a stellar reputation and is known as the founders of the field of orthopedics. Through our dynamic partnership, we are able to provide outstanding orthopedic services for our patients, in a comfortable setting.”

“Our practice has created a world-class total joint replacement program that is dedicated to improving patient outcomes while lowering costs for patients, payers, healthcare facilities, and physicians,” said Dr James W. Harkess of The Campbell Clinic. “Our special partnership with Baptist to achieve this joint accreditation underscores our commitment to providing unparalleled care for patients before, during and after their joint replacement.”

Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily living activities.

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