Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak spine surgery program awarded certification from The Joint Commission


Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak has earned certification of its combined Neuroscience and Orthopedic Spine Surgery Program by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care.

Dr. Fischgrund

Beaumont, Royal Oak is the first hospital in Michigan to receive this certification.

The on-site review was conducted in May. A Joint Commission expert evaluated the Royal Oak hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients and families, including: infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.

"With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality. The accreditation provides us a framework to further our culture of excellence,” says Jeffrey Fischgrund, M.D., chief, Orthopedic Surgery, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak.

“Achieving The Joint Commission certification in spine surgery is a major step toward continually improving the care we provide,” says Fernando Diaz, M.D., section head, Neurosurgery, Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. “We are pleased that both the Orthopedic and Neurosurgery teams collectively have been recognized.”

"In achieving Joint Commission certification, Beaumont has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients," says Jean Range,executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Beaumont for successfully undertaking this
challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the community it serves.”

Dr. Diaz

The spine program at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak combines the expertise of orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons to offer the most advanced surgical spine procedures. Beaumont spine surgeons perform advanced techniques, such as artificial disc replacement, removal of rare tumors, minimally invasive spine surgery, and also treat common conditions such as herniated disc and spinal stenosis. Beaumont, Royal Oak is one of the highest-volume surgery centers in the United States. Beaumont performed more than 2,100 spinal surgeries in 2013. Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is Michigan’s top-ranked hospital for orthopedic care and is recognized as a “high performing” center for neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report.

The Joint Commission’s Disease-Specific Care Certification Program, launched in 2002, is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care. Certification requirements address 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.