Published on March 18, 2021

LMH Health earns Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification from The Joint Commission and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

LMH Health is pleased to announce that the OrthoKansas team has earned another clinical milestone; The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification.

The certification, in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, recognizes the highest standards of care during a total hip and total knee replacement, from pre-surgical orthopedic consultation to the interoperative and post-surgical follow-up care.

“LMH Health OrthoKansas is a regional destination committed to providing patients with superior, comprehensive patient-centered musculoskeletal care,” said Russ Johnson, LMH Health President and CEO. “Our team of experts in orthopedic and sports medicine care provide innovative treatments for patients of all ages and abilities. Patients greatly benefit from the depth and breadth of expertise of our hip and knee replacement specialists – Drs. Adam Goodyear, James Huston and Richard Wendt.”

Dr. Goodyear, who is also the LMH Health Chief of Surgery, shared his appreciation for the hard work it took to earn the achievement.

“This certification is a culmination of the work over the four years I’ve been here and building on the foundation that Dr. Wendt laid for us. We would not be here without the amazing work of an incredible team composed of exceptional people,” he said. “As an accredited Total Joint Replacement program, patients can feel confident that they are treated with the most up to date, evidence-based practices that result in superior outcomes. In addition, patients will have access to the newest technology including the MAKO robotic arm that has been proven to facilitate a shorter hospital stay, typically less pain, and quicker return to function. Dr. Huston, Dr. Wendt and myself could not be more proud to be part of LMH Health OrthoKansas.”   

After years of hard work and anticipation, LMH Health underwent an on-site review on March 10, 2021. During the visit, Joint Commission surveyors evaluated compliance with dozens of certification standards developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.

LMH Health and OrthoKansas have the clinicians, technology and facilities to provide healthcare that’s not only exceptional for a community hospital—it’s among the best anywhere. Patients benefit from our home at the LMH Health West Campus, with access to convenient, collaborative and innovative care all under one roof. Our multidisciplinary approach gives us the ability to treat most orthopedic injuries and conditions in house, closer to where our patients live and play.

“It is such a privilege to work with outstanding physicians and staff dedicated to keeping LMH Health at the forefront of care, quality and safety,” Johnson said. “This certification reflects their commitment to providing high-quality orthopedic services for our patients and communities.”

LMH Health is a community, not-for-profit hospital that serves the health care needs of the community regardless of an individual's ability to pay. The organization serves as the largest safety net provider in the community, supporting thousands of patients and providing more than $25 million in charitable care each year.

The Joint Commission certification for our orthopedic services follows the recent Commission on Cancer (CoC) accreditation earned by the LMH Health Cancer Center. This accreditation is a testament to the high-quality care that LMH Health offers our cancer patients as a regional destination for progressive, integrated hematology and oncology care. They are both further evidence of our commitment to clinical excellence.

LMH Health earns Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification

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