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Queasy Feeling - April 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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7 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • A P R I L 2 0 1 7 T he process for handling total joint patients used to be fairly simple at San Francisco's Presidio Surgery Center: Get them into the center, get their surgery done and get them home safely. Then one day, the Joint Commission called and everything changed. "They were trying to fig- ure out standards [for their new total joint certification program] and wanted input from an ASC," says administrator Jessie Scott, MBA. What followed was eye-opening, as Presidio began a journey that Getting Certified for Total Joint Surgery Hear from the very first facilities to achieve advanced certification for total hip and total knee replacement. Jim Burger | Senior Editor Sandra Kocar, RN, BSN • CERTIFIABLE Business is crisp at Ohio Specialty Surgical Suites, the first ASC in the nation to earn total joint certification from the Joint Commission.

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