Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas Hip & Knee Surgery Certification Awarded by The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality

Beaumont, March 2016 – Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas has been certified by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) as providing quality care in the performance of hip and knee surgical procedures.

A team of CIHQ expert surveyors evaluated Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas for compliance to standards specifically designed to assure that hospitals provide safe quality care to patients needing hip and knee orthopedic surgery.

“We are proud to certify Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas,” states Richard Curtis, Chief Executive Officer of CIHQ. “Our certification program is comprehensive, thorough, and designed to assure that patients receive care that meets national evidence-based standards. It is not an easy process, and organizations must demonstrate a strong commitment to quality patient care.”

“The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ) works in collaboration with healthcare organizations to ensure that patients receive safe, high-quality care. This certification is based on recommendations by the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the National Institute of Health, we are honored with this national certification,” stated David Parmer, CEO, Baptist Hospitals of Southeast Texas.

Established in 1999, CIHQ is a private organization dedicated to helping hospitals improve the quality of care rendered in their communities. CIHQ is approved by the Center for Medicare Services (CMS) to deem hospitals as meeting federal Conditions of Participation in Medicare.