Backus and Windham hospitals have become the first two hospitals in eastern Connecticut to earn The Joint Commission's gold seal of approval for advanced certification for total hip and knee replacement.
“Windham Hospital is truly a unique community hospital providing robotic joint replacement that meets the rigorous requirements to be deemed an Advanced Center for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. This is a huge boost for our community," Biren Chokshi, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Windham Hospital, said in an Aug. 1 news release.
To receive the certification, both hospitals had to go through onsite reviews that examined their consultation processes for preoperative and postoperative care.
The certification is awarded in collaboration with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, the release said.
Backus Hospital is based in Norwich, Conn., and Windham and Backus hospitals are part of Hartford HealthCare.