Members of the Spinal Fusion Team at Texoma Medical Center
Texoma Medical Center (TMC) has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Spinal Fusion Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a healthcare organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
The Joint Commission selects specific disease treatments like spinal fusion for review and certification. Their certification award recognizes organizations with protocols proven to deliver better outcomes within a practice specialty and performance measures to identify opportunities to improve care, as well as to educate and prepare patients and their caregivers for discharge.
Texoma Medical Center underwent a rigorous, onsite review on September 13, 2023. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with related certification standards. Joint Commission standards are developed in consultation with healthcare experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. The reviewers also conducted onsite observations and interviews.
“Spinal Fusion Certification recognizes healthcare organizations committed to striving for excellence and fostering continuous improvement in patient safety and quality of care,” says Ken Grubbs, DNP, MBA, RN, Executive Vice President of Accreditation and Certification Operations and Chief Nursing Officer, The Joint Commission. “We commend TMC for using The Joint Commission certification process to reduce variation in clinical processes and to strengthen its clinical program to drive safer, higher quality and more compassionate care for individuals served.”
“As we continue to redefine healthcare, our nationally recognized healthcare system continues to be recognized for our quality of care. Through our advancements in technology, we’re positioning ourselves as the destination of choice for spine care excellence in our region and beyond,” says Sean T. Dardeau, FACHE, CEO of Texoma Medical Center. “I want to extend my appreciation to each member of our Spinal Fusion Team for their commitment in establishing a program that helps our patients achieve the best possible outcomes.”