Project JOINTS Exemplar Hospital
The University of Tennessee Medical Center is proud to be a Project JOINTS (Joining Organizations IN Tackling SSIs) Exemplar Hospital. The medical center is one of only two hospitals in Tennessee to achieve this acknowledgement.
This initiative by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement acknowledges hospitals who use evidence-based practices to prevent surgical site infections after hip and knee replacement surgery.
Funded by the federal government, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) provides Project JOINTS participants with free tools, resources, and special support to help implement these practices.