IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital Receives Advanced Recertification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement from The Joint Commission

The IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital comprehensive orthopedics team. Photo providedThe IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital comprehensive orthopedics team. Photo provided

By: Liz Yates—

Muncie, IN Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital has been recertified by The Joint Commission for Advanced Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced recertification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers that have already undergone certification and have maintained the quality, consistency and safety of their services and patient care.

On January 14thand 15th, 2020, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital underwent a rigorous onsite review as Joint Commission experts re-evaluated our longstanding compliance with advanced disease-specific care standards and total hip and total knee replacement requirements, including orthopedic consultation, and pre-operative, intraoperative and post-surgical orthopedic surgeon follow-up care.

“We are honored to have received this recertification as it reinforces all of the hard work we have put into our joint replacement program,” said Paula Tyler, service line leader of orthopedics and neurosciences at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. “In partnership with the highly skilled surgeons of Central Indiana Orthopedics, we work as a team to maintain this high level of excellence that our patients and community have come to expect year after year.”

Established in 2016 and awarded for a two-year period, the advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery, as well as the increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility and the return to normal daily activities.

In 2017, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital became the first organization in the state of Indiana to earn this advanced certification and remains only 1 of 3 hospitals in the state of Indiana to have received it to date.

For more information on Indiana University Health’s orthopedics programs, visit iuhealth.org/joints.


About Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital

IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital serves as a tertiary referral center and teaching hospital for East Central Indiana and part of Indiana University Health. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and maintains 1.2 million square feet of facilities. More than 17,700 patients are admitted every year and more than 300,000 outpatient procedures are completed annually. Dr. Jeff Bird is President. Learn more at iuhealth.org/ball-memorial.

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 www.jointcommission.org.