Sierra Campus | Photo courtesy Hospitals of Providence
On Friday, officials with The Hospitals of Providence announced that their Sierra Campus once again received the Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement by The Joint Commission.
“Our team is committed to providing our patients with advanced orthopedic care and getting them back to their everyday activities,” said Dr. Al Hernandez, board certified orthopedic surgeon and chief of staff for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus. “We see many patients who have been living in constant pain have the procedure and now have the ability to do activities they were not able to previously perform. That’s a great day for our team.”
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.
Officials share that the Sierra Campus is the only 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.
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.
“Certifications such as these recognize our team’s commitment to advance the standards of care for our orthopedics and total joint patients,” said Rob J. Anderson, chief executive officer for The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus.
“I am extraordinarily proud of our team for their dedication to continue to improve patient care and outcomes and provide our patients the high-quality care they deserve close to home.”
Hospital officials add that the Sierra Campus offers a wide-range of treatments and procedures, from nonsurgical options to minimally invasive procedures that can result in less scarring, less pain and faster recovery.