Sparrow earns national accreditation for Total Joint program

Published: Sept. 20, 2012

Sparrow Hospital's Orthopedic Center Total Joint Replacement Program has received a prestigious accreditation for knee and hip replacement from The Joint Commission.

A Joint Commission certification means an organization complies with the highest national standards for safety and quality of care. The benefits of having a certification include improved quality of care provided to Patients by demonstrating a commitment to a higher standard of service.

The Joint Commission is a non-profit organization that accredits more than 19,000 healthcare organizations and programs within the United States.

Sparrow's Orthopedic Center boasts mid-Michigan's only "Total Joint Camp" program for total knee and hip replacement Patients. Total Joint Camp involves an entire clinical team of experts who work together on a Patient's care starting before surgery, continuing through their hospital stay and post-surgery.

The Joint Commission certification adds to a growing list of honors Sparrow has earned toward its vision of being nationally recognized as a leader in quality and patient experience.

Sparrow is the first health system in Michigan to be selected as a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and recently received the 2012 Quality Leadership Award from the Michigan Quality Council.