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Saint Joseph London Earns The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification - Archived

London, Ky. (August 5, 2019) – Saint Joseph London has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification. The facility was recognized for demonstrating continuous compliance with 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.

“Our team at Saint Joseph London is honored to receive this award for the quality and safety of our orthopedic programs,” said Bruce Tassin, CEO, CHI Saint Joseph Health, and president, Saint Joseph Hospital. “Our hospitals consistently strive to make patients’ safety, care, treatment and recovery their top priority. Being recognized with this prestigious award for the outstanding work of our physicians, staff and employees is truly rewarding.”

Saint Joseph London underwent a rigorous onsite review of its facility, along with physician, patient and staff interviews. A committee of experts from the Joint Commission evaluated the hospital’s compliance with orthopedic-related certification standards, including the national standards, for the hospital’s Total Hip and Knee Replacement program.

“We are pleased The Joint Commission has recognized Saint Joseph London with this certification,” said Patrice Beliveau, MD, CHI Saint Joseph Medical Group – Orthopedics in London. “Our comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to patient-centered care is aimed at getting that patient back to a normal routine as soon as possible.

“The certification recognizes that Saint Joseph London is committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care with their Total Hip and Knee Replacement programs,” said Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Saint Joseph London for becoming a leader in orthopedic care, providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.”

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About CHI Saint Joseph Health
CHI Saint Joseph Health, part of Catholic Health Initiatives, is one of the largest and most comprehensive health systems in the Commonwealth of Kentucky with 135 locations in 20 counties, including hospitals, physician groups, clinics, primary care centers, specialty institutes and home health agencies. In total, the health system serves patients in 35 counties statewide. CHI Saint Joseph Health is dedicated to building healthier communities by elevating patient care through an integrated physical and behavioral health delivery system. CHI Saint Joseph Health embodies a strong mission and faith-based heritage and works through local partnerships to expand access to care in the communities it serves.

About Saint Joseph London
Saint Joseph London is a 150-bed full service hospital located in London, KY. Established in 1926, the facility serves patients from southeastern Kentucky, including those from Clay, Laurel, Jackson, Whitley, Knox and Pulaski counties. The current $152 million regional hospital opened in 2010, and offers all private patient rooms, with most overlooking a small lake and garden on the 52-acre healing environment.

About The Joint Commission
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at


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Monday, August 05, 2019