Derry, NH (May 14, 2018) - Parkland Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® certification for Spine Surgery, Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
“Being the first hospital in New Hampshire to achieve certification for Spine Surgery and one of two hospitals in New Hampshire with certification in Total Hip and Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission is a tremendous honor,” said Jeff Scionti, CEO of Parkland Medical Center. “The certifications reflect the dedication of our interdisciplinary care teams and represent the high level of quality care and patient safety we provide our patients as part of our ongoing commitment to excellence.”
Parkland Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review where Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with Spine Surgery, Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.
“We have an expert team of specialists, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, anesthesiologists, and pain management specialists who collaboratively provide the highest level of care possible for patients,” said Gary Fleischer, Spine Care Service Line Director at Parkland. “With state-of-the-art technology, comprehensive treatments and private patient rooms specifically designed for spine patients, we get our patients back to everyday life as fast as possible.”
Thomas Marks, MD, Orthopedic Service Line Director at Parkland added, “At Parkland Medical Center, orthopedic surgeons provide advanced treatments and surgery using minimally invasive surgical techniques and the most advanced technological procedures such as the ConforMIS total knee replacement that leads to shorter hospital stays, faster recoveries and better long-term outcomes – all things our patients have come to know and expect from us. Being a community hospital, we are unique in having the capability, expertise and advanced technology available to treat diverse and complex conditions whether resulting from injury, trauma, or overuse.”