December 2, 2011 - Ocean Orthopedic Associates has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approvalâ„¢ for accreditation by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety in ambulatory care organizations. The accreditation award recognizes Ocean Orthopedics' dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission's state-of-the-art standards. Ocean Orthopedic underwent a rigorous unannounced on-site survey in October 2011. A team of Joint Commission expert surveyors evaluated Ocean Orthopedic for compliance with standards of care specific to the needs of patients, including infection prevention and control, leadership and medication management.