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St. Cloud Hospital achieves recertification for stroke care and hip/knee replacement surgery

Published in Media Releases Author: CentraCare

St. Cloud, Minn. — St. Cloud Hospital has been recertified with The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® as a Primary Stroke Center and for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. The Gold Seal of Approval is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

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.

St. Cloud Hospital underwent a rigorous on-site review in September 2015. The St. Cloud Hospital was originally certified for stroke in May 2011 and for hip and knee surgery in December 2012.

St. Cloud Hospital Bone & Joint Center is a national leader in orthopedic and subspecialty care thanks to a partnership with St. Cloud Orthopedics. Each year, more than 1,200 hip and knee replacements are performed.

St. Cloud Hospital Stroke Center is nationally recognized for exceptional, state-of-the-art stroke care. More than 900 strokes are seen each year.

Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public. The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care.