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LewisGale Hospitals Earn National Recognition for their Joint Replacement Programs

New River Valley, January, 2016 – When it comes to joint replacement surgery, two LewisGale hospitals in the New River Valley are nationally recognized for the care they provide. LewisGale Hospital Pulaski and LewisGale Hospital Montgomery both recently earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® certification for knee replacement. LewisGale Hospital Montgomery also received The Gold Seal certification for hip replacement.

“This certification is a distinction that sets our hospital apart for the high-quality care we provide,” said Alan Fabian, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Montgomery. “This is just another example of our commitment to meet or exceed national quality standards.”

“Achieving this distinction means our hospital has a proven track record for providing knee replacement patients with the highest level of care,” said Derek Vance, CEO, LewisGale Hospital Pulaski. “That commitment to clinical excellence is evident in everything we do. Nothing is more important to us than ensuring our patients have the best outcomes possible.”

As part of the certification process, the hospitals recently underwent a rigorous on-site review by Joint Commission experts. They evaluated the hospitals’ compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and patient safety.

The Joint Commission is the premier healthcare quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation.

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