NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI – Our Lady of Fatima Hospital has received four disease-specific certifications, including one that is first in New England and another that is first in the state. The certifications are for Fatima’s hip and knee replacement, advanced inpatient diabetes care, and primary stroke center programs.
The programs were certified by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the nationally recognized evaluator of quality and safety standards for health care organizations, including hospitals and nursing homes.
Fatima is the first hospital in Rhode Island to receive the hip and knee replacement certifications. To learn more about surgery at Fatima Hospital, call 456-3260.
Fatima is the first hospital in New England to attain the diabetes certification. Our Diabetes Management Center is where a team of dedicated health professionals work together so you can succeed in treating and caring for your diabetes. To learn more, please call 456-3746. The Joint Commission describes programs receiving certification as having their Gold Seal of Approval, meaning the hospital has demonstrated compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety. Each of these certifications followed rigorous on-site reviews performed by Joint Commission experts. The Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, evaluates three core areas: compliance with consensus-based national standards; effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and an organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.
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