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Barton Health Earns Core Certification for Total Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery

Posted: 09/24/2018

(South Lake Tahoe, CA) – Barton Health has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Core Certification in total hip and knee joint replacement surgery. This accreditation demonstrates commitment to a higher standard of service and provides a framework for Barton's organizational structure and management.

Offices and service lines throughout Barton Health System, including those at the new Barton Center for Orthopedics & Wellness, underwent a rigorous onsite review process earlier this year from the Joint Commission, the country’s health care quality accrediting body. Objective third party medical experts evaluated compliance with disease-specific care standards and surgery requirements, including data-driven processes, a cohesive clinical team, and a collaborative approach to orthopedic care.

“Barton Health is proud to receive Core Certification from The Joint Commission,” said Dr. Clint Purvance, Barton Health President & CEO. “Barton Health has always been known for the highest level of orthopedic care in the Lake Tahoe region and this accreditation speaks to the quality care our highly-trained team of orthopedic surgeons, nurses, rehabilitation specialists, and various medical support personnel provide in the area.”

Surgery programs that successfully demonstrate compliance in all these areas are awarded certification for a two-year period. At the end of the first year, the organization is required to attest to its continued compliance with standards and provide evidence of performance improvement activities. To maintain its certification, the cycle repeats with an on-site review conducted every two years and a bi-annual submission of an acceptable assessment of compliance by the organization.

For more information on orthopedic services available through Barton Health, visit or call 530.543.5554.

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