Hip Fracture Program Receives Joint Commission Certification

After a rigorous on-site review in January, our Hip Fracture Program has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval®. During this review, a Joint Commission expert evaluated Duke Regional for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

Our Hip Fracture Program was created to enhance the care of hip fracture patients. The goal of the program is for patients to have surgery 24–48 hours after arriving in the Emergency Department so recovery can begin quickly.

The program is a combined effort between the Emergency Department physicians and staff, anesthesiologists, orthopaedic trauma surgeons, hospitalists, physical therapists, and more. Each group works together to ensure our patients experience as little pain as possible before and after surgery and leave knowing how to prevent future falls and keep their recoveries on track.

Visit dukeregional.org/hipfracture to learn more about our Hip Fracture Program.

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