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After a comprehensive application and review process, The Joint Commission has designated Sharp Coronado a Center of Excellence for total hip and total knee procedures, a distinction recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality and a commitment to a higher standard of service. Sharp Coronado is the only hospital in San Diego County to have received this recognition.
Specifically, the Joint Commission conducted an extensive review of the hospital's joint replacement programs, and designated it as a Center of Excellence for "Disease-Specific Certification in Total Hips and Total Knees."
"I am pleased that Sharp Coronado Hospital has reached this important milestone," said Marcia Hall, chief executive officer of Sharp Coronado Hospital. "Joint Commission certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of clinical quality and service and demonstrates our hospital's commitment to and achievement of a higher standard of care."
The Joint Commission is an independent, not-for-profit organization that accredits and certifies health care organizations and programs. Citing a dedication to clinical quality and patient-centered care, a surveyor who was part of the review process stated that Sharp Coronado “clearly has a team which is focused, competent and caring” and that “the service focus is clear.”
“I am so proud of the staff at Sharp Coronado for achieving this significant milestone, and so proud of all the work that’s done at Sharp HealthCare, which indeed makes us the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care,” said Hall.
Sharp Coronado is the only hospital in
For 50 years, the Joint Commission has been has been acknowledged as the leader in developing the highest standards for quality and safety in the delivery of health care, and evaluating organizational performance based on these standards.