Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center-Walworth Earns Certification for Joint Replacement Program

LAKE GENEVA, Wisconsin—Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Walworth earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects our organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

At its on-site reviews, Joint Commission experts evaluated Mercyhealth’s compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with total hip and total knee replacement-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed. Areas of focus for Joint Commission certification include:

  • Reducing the length of stay after surgery to decrease the risk of infection, pain and other complications.
  • Advanced pain management options to make the recovery process as comfortable as possible.
  • Helping patients get up and move soon after surgery to further reduce complications.

Mercyhealth’s board certified orthopedic surgeons, plus support and rehabilitation staff, stay up-to-date on the latest advancements in total joint replacement including diagnosis, treatment options and rehabilitation.

Mercyhealth has Joint Commission-certified joint replacement programs in Lake Geneva and Janesville. Mercyhealth thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients undergoing total hip and total knee replacements across both sites. Certification identifies Mercyhealth as a leader in total joint replacement care and represents a higher standard of service for total joint replacement patients in our communities.

Individuals considering joint replacement surgery or wanting more information are invited to attend a free total joint replacement class offered several times per month. To register, call Mercyhealth Line at (888) 396-3729.

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