FORT WORTH, TX – Medical City Fort Worth has been recertified with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for spine surgery. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.
Medical City Fort Worth underwent a rigorous on-site review in August 2018. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national disease-specific care standards as well as with spine surgery-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures were also assessed.
"Medical City Fort Worth is pleased to be recertified with the Gold Seal of Approval® for spine surgery from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” said Jyric Sims, CEO, Medical City Fort Worth. “The certification provides us with the framework to create a culture of excellence for those in our community.”
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
• An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
"Medical City Fort Worth has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with spine surgery,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend Medical City Fort Worth for becoming a leader in spine surgery care, potentially providing a higher standard of service for spine surgery patients in its community.”
About Medical City Fort Worth
Medical City Fort Worth is licensed for 320 beds and offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services in a wide range of specialties, including cardiac care, neurosciences, oncology, surgical services, orthopedics, kidney transplants and emergency care. Part of the Texas Stroke Institute stroke care network, Medical City Fort Worth is a designated comprehensive stroke center and a Joint Commission certified chest pain center. Designated Magnet® for nursing excellence, the facility is also a Blue Zones Project workplace.