This article was originally published in the August 2018 issue of AAOS Now, the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons' (AAOS) monthly news magazine. The article concludes a three-part series illustrating practical aspects of AJRR participation through shared success stories from subscribing institutions. All three installments can be found at www.aaosnow.org.
MountainView Regional Medical Center (MVRM), located in Las Cruces, NM, has been an American Joint Replacement Registry (AJRR) subscriber since November 2014. Their AJRR participation helped MountainView’s Total Hip and Knee Replacement Center utilize Registry benefits to achieve and maintain the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal certification. Other health care institutions can learn from the Center’s checklist for choosing a registry capable of supporting a Joint Commission Certified Program.