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Glendale Memorial Hospital Receives Top Accreditation

Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center has announced that it is now a Center of Excellence for Joint Replacement following a rigorous inspection and review by the Surgical Review Corporation, which confirmed the hospital has met nationally- and internationally-recognized standards.
SRC’s joint replacement accreditation helps patients identify hospitals that demonstrate an unparalleled commitment and ability to consistently deliver safe, effective, evidence-based care in addition to long-term, follow-up care. Requirements of accreditation include surgical volumes, facility equipment, clinical pathways and standardized operating procedures, an emphasis on patient education and continuous quality assessment.
Surgery may not always be a quick fix. In some cases, the successful, long-term management of joint replacement surgery depends on a dedicated, multidisciplinary team working together with the patients and their family. SRC’s joint replacement accreditation program reflects the specific needs of patients and the unique roles and responsibilities of those who provide treatment. In fact, the program is structured to help medical teams continuously improve care quality and patient safety.
“Earning SRC’s joint replacement accreditation reaffirms Glendale Memorial Hospital as a leader in joint replacement surgery and demonstrates our deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said President Jill Welton of Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center. “Commitment to this process has focused our team on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines. Most importantly, our commitment to excellence will improve the health and well-being of our patients.”
Founded in 1926, Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center is a 334-bed, acute care, nonprofit, community hospital located in Glendale. The hospital offers a full complement of services, including its award-winning heart center and stroke program, its Center of Excellence for Colorectal Surgery, Robotic Surgery and Joint Replacement, and is a Los Angeles County-approved comprehensive stroke center. The hospital shares a legacy of human-kindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visit dignityhealth.org/glendalememorial for more information.
Established in 2003, SRC is an internationally recognized, nonprofit, patient safety organization dedicated to recognizing and refining surgical care. SRC accredits the top hospitals, surgeons and health professionals worldwide that meet its proven standards. For more information, visit surgicalreview.org.

First published in the May 18 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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