Parham Doctors' Hospital December 14, 2015

Richmond, Va. (Dec. 14, 2015) — HCA Virginia’s Parham Doctors’ Hospital is the first hospital in Virginia and the 28th in the nation to receive Disease-Specific Certification for their Shoulder Replacement Program by The Joint Commission – the leading accreditor of healthcare organizations in the United States.

The certification recognizes the hospital’s compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care and dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

“In achieving Joint Commission certification for our Shoulder Replacement Program, we are continuing to demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest level of orthopedic care to patients in the region” said Zach McCluskey, CEO, Parham Doctors’ Hospital. “I commend the expertise and dedication of our physicians and staff for helping us to achieve this honor.”

Launched in 2002, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas including compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

Parham Doctors’ Hospital has also received certification for Hip & Knee Replacement, Spinal Fusion, Sepsis and Stroke through the Joint Commission.

For more information, visit www.jointcommission.org.