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Orthopedics Program Earns National Recognition for Total Hip Replacement

The Marjorie G. Ernest Joint Replacement Center of Excellence at Capital Health Medical Center– Hopewell has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Total Joint Hip Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety.

“This latest accolade for our orthopedics program speaks to the amazing work of our surgeons, specially trained nurses and therapists as well as other medical professionals who are helping people achieve better quality of life,” said Al Maghazehe, president and CEO, Capital Health.

“With Joint Commission certification, we are making a significant investment in quality on a day-to-day basis. Joint Commission accreditation provides us a framework to continue to raise the level of excellence and take our program to the next level,” says Dr. Hari Bezwada, a board certified, fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon who was the physician champion for the certification process at Capital Health.

Capital Health has 50 of the area’s finest orthopedic surgeons on staff and highly trained on the latest surgical procedures. For more information, visit