January 10, 2022
MountainView Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Disease-Specific Care Certification in Spine Surgery by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. MountainView Hospital is the first in southern Nevada to receive this certification. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
The certification recognizes healthcare organizations that provide clinical programs across the continuum of care for spine surgical patients. The certification evaluates how organizations use clinical outcomes and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as to educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge.
“Disease-Specific Care Certification Spine Surgery Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission.
MountainView Hospital underwent a rigorous, scheduled, virtual review. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards including the entire surgery process of the elective spine patient. The surveyor asked questions to the nurses and staff involved with the care of the spine patient.
This includes interviews and observations with the clinical and patient care teams, as well as existing patients. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients.
“We commend our team for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for spire surgery patients,” said Julie Taylor, MountainView Hospital's chief executive officer.
For more information, please visit The Joint Commission website.