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Fatima recertified by Joint Commission for Total Hip and Knee Program

Following a May 2017 visit from The Joint Commission, Fatima Hospital has been awarded a two year recertification for its Total Hip and Total Knee Disease Specific Programs. In 2012, Fatima became the first hospital in Rhode Island to receive these hip and knee replacement certifications. The program was initially recertified in 2014.

Thank you to the members of our Hip and Knee team: Peter Pizzarello, MD, Orthopedic Surgery (physician champion); Vijayendra Sudheendra, MD, Chairman of Anesthesia (physician champion); Robert Buonanno, MD, Chief of Surgery; John Prinscott, MD, Chief of Anesthesiology; Nancy Fogarty, Director of Quality Improvement; Debra Lasorsa, RN, Director of Nursing Operations; Patricia Bibeault, BSN, RN, Clinical Nurse Manager; Eileen Brennan, Data Analyst, PI; Cheryl Bourdony, RN, BS, MSN, Nurse Educator; Marlene Fishman Wolpert, MPH, CIC, FAPIC, Director of Infection Prevention and Control; Jessica Garvey, PT, Home Care; Deborah Leduc, RN, BS, CCM, Case Management; Colleen Fitzsimmons, MS, PT, Clinical Manager, SNERC; Karen Giblin, PTA; Catherine Rodrigues, RN, CJCP, MS, Quality Coordinator; Martha Roberts, Pharm.D., Lead Clinical Pharmacist; Shannon Silva, BSN, RN, Director; Daniel Serafin, Pharm.D., Clinical Pharmacist; Michelle St. Germain, RN, OR; Perioperative nurses, and Surgical Care Unit nurses.