Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) has once again earned the Join Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for its comprehensive hip and knee replacement program.

SRMC has maintained this designation for the orthopedic program since 2018 and has achieved program recertification following an on-site survey by the Joint Commission.

"As a leader in advanced joint repair, our goal is to ensure that our patients receive high-quality orthopedic services using the latest approaches for joint replacement surgery," said SRMC President and CEO, Dr. Anita Hackstedde.

Dr. Hackstedde went on to say the program is uniquely designed to "support and guide patients through every stage of their hip or knee replacement surgery" from pre-surgery education to rehabilitation.

Specialized orthopedic care offered by SRMC include hip replacement, knee replacement and shoulder replacement as well as producers for hips, knees, shoulders and elbows.