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Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley Awarded Certification from The Joint Commission for Hip and Knee Replacement

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September 27, 2017

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Yuba City, CA – Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley (SSH-NV) today announced it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Joint Replacement for Hip and for Knee. Certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

SSH-NV underwent a rigorous onsite review. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with disease-specific care standards and hip and knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.

“Achieving Hip and Knee Replacement Certification recognizes Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley’s commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “The certification will help them better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing hip or knee replacement.”

“We are very happy to receive certification from The Joint Commission, the premier health care quality improvement and accrediting body in the nation,” added Dennis Sindelar, Chief Administrative Officer for Sutter Surgical Hospital North Valley. “We feel this validates the work we do to provide our patients with safe, quality care as they receive joint replacement services.”

About The Joint Commission: Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission accredits and certifies more than 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. An independent, nonprofit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at

About Sutter Surgical Hospital-North Valley: Sutter Surgical Hospital – North Valley offers award-winning personalized surgical care in the Yuba-Sutter community. It is owned by Sutter Medical Foundation (SMF) and offers the following surgical specialties: orthopedics, podiatry, general surgery, plastic surgery, ENT, gynecology, spine surgery, pain management, and urology.

SMF is part of Sutter Health, a family of not-for-profit hospitals, physician organizations and other medical services that share resources and expertise to advance health care quality and access. Serving more than 100 communities in Northern California, Sutter Health is a regional leader in cardiac care, cancer treatment, orthopedics, obstetrics, and newborn intensive care, and is a pioneer in advanced patient safety technology.

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