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Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center First in Las Vegas to Receive Knee, Hip, and Spine Certification by the Joint Commission

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April 07, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (April 7, 2014) – The FLEX Program at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for disease-specific care in the areas of knee, hip, and spine by demonstrating compliance with national standards for healthcare quality and safety. The certification recognizes Sunrise’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s rigorous standards.

"We are making a significant investment in the quality, patient-centric care that we provide throughout the region. This certification through the Joint Commission provides us a framework to take our organization to the next level and helps create a culture of excellence,” says Todd P. Sklamberg, Chief Executive Officer at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. “Achieving Southern Nevada’s first combined knee, hip, and spine certified program is a major step toward maintaining excellence and continually improving the care we provide.”

Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center underwent three rigorous on-site reviews in March 2014. A Joint Commission expert evaluated Sunrise for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

"In achieving Joint Commission certification, Sunrise has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with knee, hip, and spine conditions,” says Jean Range, M.S., R.N., C.P.H.Q. Executive Director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Sunrise for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

About Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center:

Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center offers high-quality, patient-centered healthcare to the residents of Southern Nevada and its surrounding region.  As Nevada’s largest acute care facility and Level II Trauma Center, located just minutes away from the Las Vegas Strip, we care for patients from all over the world. A Consumer Choice award-winning hospital for 16 years, Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is the region’s healthcare leader. Located on the same campus is Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Nevada’s largest, most comprehensive children’s hospital.  Together, we offer a full range of services for both children and adults. 

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3186 South Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89109
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About 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 evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory, and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit 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 www.jointcommission.org.

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