AdventHealth Hendersonville Earns Four Prestigious, Orthopedic Centers of Excellence Certifications

AdventHealth Hendersonville is proud to announce it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Ankle Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Total Shoulder Replacement Centers of Excellence. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

AdventHealth Hendersonville’s Orthopedic program team participated in a rigorous on-site review in January. Joint Commission experts evaluated compliance with national specific care standards as well as with orthopedic-specific requirements. Clinical practice guidelines and performance measures also were assessed.

This week, AdventHealth Hendersonville received confirmation that is it the first hospital in Western North Carolina to achieve this distinction for Total Hip Replacement and Total Knee Replacement. It is the first in North Carolina to earn the Total Shoulder Replacement distinction and the first in the Southeast to receive the Total Ankle Replacement distinction.

Established in 2002 and awarded for a two-year period, The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification evaluates clinical programs across the continuum of care and addresses three core areas:

  • Compliance with consensus-based national standards;
  • Effective use of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to manage and optimize care; and
  • An organized approach to performance measurement and improvement activities.

    "AdventHealth Hendersonville has thoroughly demonstrated a high level of care for patients with total joint replacement health needs,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “We commend AdventHealth Hendersonville for becoming a leader in orthopedic care, specifically Total Ankle, Total Hip, Total Knee and Total Shoulder, potentially providing a higher standard of service for patients in its community.”

    "AdventHealth Hendersonville is committed to providing exceptional care to every patient, every time. And this dedication is exemplified in the focus on excellence in care from every team member in our Orthopedic Program,” said Jimm Bunch, AdventHealth Hendersonville President and CEO. “To be able to achieve the Centers of Excellence Certifications in not just one, but four areas of specialized orthopedic care solidifies our promise to caring for the people of our community who trust us to help them feel whole.”

    Leading the way in firsts, in 2017, AdventHealth Hendersonville, then Park Ridge Health, became the first in Western North Carolina to earn the Spine Center of Excellence certification. The Orthopedic Program has also become the first to offer innovative technology to enhance surgical precision and allow patients to experience faster, more effective recoveries for many surgical procedures.
    NAVIO™ Surgical System, a robotic-assisted platform to assist surgeons in partial and total knee replacement procedures.
    Mazor X™ Robotic Guidance Platform, robotic-assisted platform to assist surgeons and enhance long-term success of spinal implants during general spinal surgery.
    nanoLOCKTM Spine Implant, nanomedicine in the operating room, implementing to facilitate natural healing across the implant
    Pro-Axis Spine Surgery table

    To learn more about the AdventHealth Hendersonville Orthopedic Program, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433) to schedule an orthopedic appointment.

About AdventHealth Hendersonville: Founded in 1910, AdventHealth Hendersonville, formerly Park Ridge Health, is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of our growing communities, providing high-quality, compassionate care in a Christian environment.

In 1984, AdventHealth Hendersonville became a member of Adventist Health System. With a sacred mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth is a connected system of care for every stage of life and health. More than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in physician practices, hospitals, outpatient clinics, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers provide individualized, wholistic care. A shared vision, common values, focus on whole-person health and a commitment to making communities healthier, unify the system's nearly 50 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in diverse markets throughout almost a dozen states.

Leading the way in many medical firsts for the region, AdventHealth Hendersonville consistently earns national ranking for its commitment to patient safety, earning five consecutive “A” grades in Leapfrog Group’s Safety Grade survey. AdventHealth Hendersonville includes cardiac care and rehabilitation, emergency services, nationally awarded cancer care, state-of-the-art surgical care, full-service orthopedic care, an award-winning labor and delivery experience, and a full range of imaging services to help people across our region experience whole health. For more information about AdventHealth Hendersonville or to find a physician, please visit or call Call855-774-LIFE (5433).

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. 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