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Clinton Memorial Hospital Awarded Both Knee and Hip Joint Replacement Certification from The Joint Commission

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Hospital news

(Wilmington – August 7, 2019) Clinton Memorial Hospital announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for both Knee and Hip Joint Replacement Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

Clinton Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in June. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as requirements specific to knee and hip joint replacement. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses 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.

“Clinton Memorial Hospital has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients in need of knee or hip joint replacement,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend CMH for becoming a leader in both knee and hip joint replacement care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for knee and hip joint replacement patients in its community.”

"CMH is pleased to receive Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Lance Beus, CMH CEO. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”


The Joint Commission

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 accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit 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

CMH Regional Health System

A part of LifePoint Health, CMH Regional Health System has been providing quality healthcare to area residents for more than 60 years. CMH Regional Health System’s Clinton Memorial Hospital (CMH) is a 165-bed hospital centrally located in Wilmington, Ohio. CMH offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient specialized services, including emergency services, medical and radiation oncology, orthopedics, obstetrics, surgery, diagnostic and interventional radiology and more.

CMH Regional Health System’s network of outpatient physician practices and services—including primary care, internal medicine, neurology, general surgery and gastroenterology— extends through Clinton, Fayette and Highland counties.