Why Choose Hamilton Medical Center for Your Joint Replacement?


According to The Joint Commission website, Hamilton Medical Center is the only hospital that is certified in hip replacement surgery AND the only hospital that is certified in knee replacement surgery in the Dalton and Chattanooga region.


Hamilton Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Moves, its total hip and total knee replacement program, by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Hamilton's dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.

Hamilton Medical Center underwent a rigorous on-site survey in which a Joint Commission expert evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

“In achieving Joint Commission accreditation, Hamilton Medical Center has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients with osteoarthritis,” said Jean Range, RN, MS, CPHQ, executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Hamilton for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.