Ogden Regional Medical Center
November 14, 2012




OGDEN, November 10, 2012 – Ogden Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Ogden Regional’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.

Ogden Regional Medical Center is the only hospital along the Wasatch Front in Utah, and in Idaho and Wyoming to have earned this certification.

Ogden Regional Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site review during September of this year.  A Joint Commission representative evaluated Ogden Regional Medical Center for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention, leadership and medication management.

"In achieving Joint Commission certification, Ogden Regional Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with hip and knee replacement” says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Ogden Regional Medical Center for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”


"With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis from the top down. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Mark Adams, chief executive officer at Ogden Regional Medical Center  “Achieving Joint Commission certification in hip and knee replacement, for our organization, is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, and is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: 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.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 19,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,300 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,500 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission currently certifies more than 2,000 disease-specific care programs, focused on the care of patients with chronic illnesses such as stroke, joint replacement, stroke rehabilitation, heart failure and many others. The Joint Commission also provides health care staffing services certification for more than 750 staffing offices. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at www.jointcommission.org.


About Ogden Regional Medical Center

Ogden Regional Medical Center is the only hospital in Utah to achieve the Maternity Care Excellence Award from HealthGrades, a national healthcare rating organization for 10 years in a row (2002/2012). This 238-bed hospital is a Level II Trauma Center and a Certified Stroke Center. In 2011, it was ranked among the top 15 percent in the nation for stroke treatment by HealthGrades. This MountainStar hospital is among only nine in Utah recognized with the 2010 Healthinsight Quality Award. Ogden Regional Medical Center.

In addition to this hospital, MountainStar Healthcare includes the only satellite emergency department in Utah, Lone Peak Emergency Center, as well Brigham City Community Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, St. Mark’s Hospital, Timpanogos Regional Hospital, and Mountain View Hospital in Utah/ It also includes Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center, West Valley Medical Center (Boise), Alaska Regional Hospital and a growing number of physician, surgery and imaging centers. Not Bigger. Just Better


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