Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice certified in advanced hip and knee replacement surgery

Efforts to emulate success at Sarasota Memorial in Sarasota began months before facility opened

Sarasota Memorial Hospital-Venice has received Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement Certification from DNV, “an international healthcare quality and accrediting organization,” the hospital has announced.

“The certification recognizes excellence in joint replacement surgery and the full spectrum of diagnostics, surgical services and therapies related to hip and knee care,” a news release explains.

Sarasota Memorial’s flagship Sarasota campus long has been recognized for advanced hip and knee replacement, the release points out. “Months before opening the new hospital in late 2021, the Venice team completed all the steps necessary to emulate the program and create a clinical environment to support safe, high-quality care,” the release adds.

“We built technologically advanced, stainless steel operating rooms, assembled a highly skilled orthopedic team, and equipped them with the tools and resources to promote the best outcomes for our patients,” said SMH-Venice Campus President Sharon Roush in the release. “Achieving advanced certification is a reflection of the hard work our team put into this program and the health system’s ongoing commitment to the health of our community.”

To maintain DNV Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement Certification, hospitals undergo regular surveys and audits to validate their positions as leaders in joint replacement surgery and to demonstrate compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation, as well as adherence to guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the release notes.

“Achieving certification shows commitment to excellence,” said Kelly Proctor, president of DNV Healthcare USAInc., in the release. “It helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level.”

“The Sarasota County Public Hospital Board approved the funds and resources necessary to open the new hospital in Venice in 2021 as part of the health system’s ongoing commitment to strengthen the quality and accessibility of safe, quality health care on the Suncoast,” the release points out.