Officials with the Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus announced Thursday that they had received the Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement by The Joint Commission.
“The Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement recognizes the Sierra Campus’ commitment to provide our orthopedic patients the high-quality care they deserve,” said Dr. Alvaro Hernandez, board certified orthopedic surgeon and chief of staff for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus.
“This certification recognizes the comprehensive level of care provided to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement. Our goal is to get our patients back to the activities they are passionate about with minimal downtime.”
According to hospital officials, the Sierra Campus is the first hospital in El Paso to hold this certification and was awarded it after the hospital demonstrated its commitment to quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.
“I am incredibly proud of our team for being the first in El Paso to achieve this certification,” said Rob J. Anderson, chief executive officer for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus. “The Sierra Campus is committed to providing the highest standards of care and best possible outcomes for our total joint patients.”
The Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification recognizes the advanced standards of care during a total hip and total knee replacement, to include transitions of care from the pre-surgical orthopedic consultation to the intraoperative, and post-surgical orthopedic follow-up care.
According to the U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 15 million people in the United States are living with severe joint pain.