Riverside, CA – Riverside Community Hospital (RCH) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement after undergoing a rigorous on-site survey this month. This significant achievement is another reflection of the hospital’s commitment of seeking to elevate its quality, consistency and safety of the services and patient care they provide.

As a leader in orthopedic care, Riverside Community Hospital has a five-star rated orthopedic program and recently received the 2017-2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award by Healthgrades. Their orthopedic team is comprised of highly-trained orthopedic surgeons who are among the most experienced surgeons in Southern California.

“The orthopedic program at Riverside Community Hospital offers comprehensive orthopedic care for both adults and children which includes treatment plans tailored to the individual patient's needs,” said Patrick Brilliant, President and CEO, Riverside Community Hospital. “Our team is focused on providing the highest quality orthopedic care and dedicated to offering some of the latest advanced and minimally invasive surgical techniques available. When it comes to treating not only hip and joint replacement, but shoulder, elbow knee, spine surgery, foot and ankle, pediatric orthopedics and some of the most complex sports injuries, we want our patients to obtain the best results to get them back to their daily activities as quickly as possible.”

As part of the on-site survey review, The Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with disease-specific care standards, total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.

“Achieving Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification recognizes Riverside Community Hospital’s commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” said Patrick Phelan, Executive Director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “This certification will help Riverside Community Hospital better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.”

Riverside Community Hospital’s Orthopedic Institute offers exceptional orthopedic care to adult and pediatric patients throughout the Inland Empire Region.