Dignity Health hospital earns hip, knee replacement certification


San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based Dignity Health French Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for advanced total hip and knee replacement certification, according to a Sept. 14 report from local news affiliate KEYT. 

The certification, given in partnership with the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, focuses on the presurgical orthopedic consultation, the pre-op process, hospitalization or ambulatory surgical center admission, rehabilitation activities and follow-up visits with the orthopedic surgeon.

The hospital also received an unannounced review of its orthopedic department with on-site observations and interviews. 

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