LEWISTON — Central Maine Medical Center has been certified by the Joint Commission for quality of care in an array of orthopedic services, the hospital announced recently. The certification recognizes CMMC for providing the highest quality of patient care and safety.

The areas of excellence highlighted in the certification are total hip replacement, total knee replacement, total shoulder replacement, and hip fracture. The certification came after a rigorous inspection by the Joint Commission last month.

A reviewer from the Joint Commission called the CMMC orthopedic program a “top tier program in the nation.” CMMC provided 181 total hip replacements, 316 knee replacements and 45 shoulder replacements during 2017. The hospital treated 162 hip fractures.

CMMC’s accreditation is an initial certification. The hospital will have a re-certification inspection every two years going forward.