(March 24, 2011) - Memorial Health University Medical Center
(MHUMC) earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval™ for
its stroke, knee and hip replacement, spinal fusion, and
microdiscectomy services. Joint Commission certification is only
awarded to programs that meet high standards of care and pass a
rigorous, unannounced on-site survey.
"We are honored that our programs earned a Gold Seal of Approval
from The Joint Commission," said Margaret Gill, MBA, interim chief
executive officer of Memorial Health. "We voluntarily pursued this
comprehensive, independent evaluation to enhance the safety and
quality of care we provide, and we're proud to receive these
The Gold Seal of Approval for re-certification as a Primary
Stroke Center recognizes that MHUMC makes exceptional efforts to
foster better outcomes for stroke patients. Memorial has been
certified as a Primary Stroke Center since 2004. More details about
the program are available online at stroke.memorialhealth.com.
Hip replacement and knee replacement surgery are offered through
Memorial Bone & Joint,TM a center of excellence for joint
replacement surgery and the treatment of orthopedic conditions at
MHUMC. Learn more at jointreplacement.memorialhealth.com.
Spinal fusion and microdiscectomy (surgery typically performed
for a herniated disc) are among the surgeries offered at Memorial
Spine,TM a center of excellence for spine surgery and the treatment
of spine conditions at MHUMC. For program details, visit spinesurgery.memorialhealth.com.
Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission is the nation's oldest and
largest standards-setting and accrediting body in healthcare. The
Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve healthcare for the
public by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to
excel in providing safe and effective care. Learn more at jointcommission.org.
Memorial University Medical Center is a two-state healthcare
organization serving a 35-county area in southeast Georgia and
southern South Carolina. The system includes its flagship hospital,
a 530-bed academic medical center; Memorial primary
and specialty care physician networks; a major medical
education program; business and
industry services; and NurseOne,
a 24-hour call center. You can follow us at facebook.com/memorialhealth, twitter.com/mymemorial, and youtube.com/memorialhealth.