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Northside Forsyth recognized again for joint replacement surgery

Northside Hospital Forsyth has once again earned The Joint Commission’s (TJC) Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification. 

“This certification is a recognition of all the hard work done by so many teams and individuals to provide excellence in patient care in regard to joint replacement surgery," said Dr. Kenneth J. KressArthritis & Total Joint Specialists, a Northside network provider.

Dr. Kress is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, who performs hip and knee replacement surgery at Northside Hospital Forsyth. "I am so fortunate to be part of an organization that constantly strives to put patient safety and outcomes as their primary focus," he added. 

Northside Hospital Forsyth is  a regional leader in same-day joint replacement, performing more surgeries than any other Georgia hospital. 

The TJC Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care. Northside Hospital Forsyth received its two-year certification after undergoing a voluntary review of its clinical programs across the continuum of care for total hip and total knee replacement surgery and demonstrated its continuous compliance with TJC’s performance standards. 

Northside Hospital Forsyth has received Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification for every review it’s undergone since 2011.
Northside Hospital Forsyth also was  recognized in 2021 by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for joint replacement, and offers expertise that ranks in the top ten robotic surgery programs in Georgia, meaning patients with post-sports related injuries and osteoarthritis return to a better quality of life much faster.
“Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Certification recognizes health care organizations committed to fostering continuous quality improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Mark Pelletier, RN, MS, chief operating officer, Accreditation and Certification Operations, and chief nursing executive, The Joint Commission. “We commend Northside Hospital for using certification to reduce variation in its clinical processes and to strengthen its program structure and management framework for total hip and total knee replacement patients.”

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