Berkshire Medical Center Awarded Recertification for Total Hip & Knee Replacement

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Medical Center has again earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Certification for Total Hip and Knee Replacement. 

The certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

BMC underwent a rigorous onsite review on April 24. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.

"Achieving Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification recognizes Berkshire Medical Center's commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients," said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. "The certification will help BMC to better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement."

"Berkshire Medical Center is pleased to receive another Gold Seal of Approval certification from The Joint Commission, the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation," said Dr. Kevin Mitts, division chief of Orthopedics for Berkshire Medical Center. "We look forward to improving patient safety and quality of care for the increasing number of patients undergoing total hip or total knee replacement surgery. Teamwork is critical to our success, and I credit all members of our exceptional care team for this national recognition of their commitment to our patients."


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