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Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center earns five disease-specific re-certifications from The Joint Commission

MANASSAS, Va. – Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center recently achieved The Joint Commission Disease-Specific Care re-certifications in five areas:

  • Total Hip Replacement.
  • Total knee replacement.
  • Pneumonia.
  • Acute myocardial infarction.
  • Heart failure.

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care certification program evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:

  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards.
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care.
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

“These great accomplishments are a testament to the dedication of our providers, disease-specific team leaders, nursing, clinical leaders and team members who provide quality care to every patient with every touch,” said Greg Napps, president and chief operating officer, Novant Health UVA Health System Prince William Medical Center.

To become certified, an organization is evaluated during an on-site review conducted by a Joint Commission reviewer.

“Our team has been committed to processes and care that put patient safety first,” said Maggie Conklin, senior director and chief nursing officer, Prince William Medical Center. “I am proud of our teams for meeting high-quality standards that allow us to achieve our mission of improving the health of our communities, one person at a time.”

Posted on Tuesday, February 27, 2018