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Spine & Total Joint Center

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services is proud to hold the following designations and distinctions:

Spine Care

Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery
UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center (2009/2010)  
Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care - Spine Surgery  

Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery 
Designation as Blue Distinction Center means our facilities' overall experience and aggregate data met objective criteria established in collaboration with expert clinicians' and leading professional organizations' recommendations. To earn this distinction, the following types of criteria were evaluated:

- Established acute care inpatient facility, including intensive care, emergency care, and a full range of patient support services with full accreditation by a CMS-deemed national accreditation organization
- Experience and training of program surgeons, including case volume
- Quality management programs, including surgical checklists as well as tracking and evaluation of clinical outcomes and process of care
- Multi-disciplinary clinical pathways and teams to coordinate and streamline care, including transitions of care
- Shared decision making and preoperative patient education

UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center (2009/2010)
UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center (2009/2010) designation means that Penrose-St. Francis has met rigorous quality criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. UnitedHealthcare® developed the UnitedHealth Premium surgical spine specialty center program to give its members information about, and access to, surgical spine hospitals meeting rigorous quality criteria. The designation is based on detailed information about specialized training, practice capabilities and outcomes that we submit to UnitedHealthcare and is designed to help consumers make informed decisions about where to seek surgical spine care. The UnitedHealth Premium award means that patients can depend on Penrose-St. Francis for conscientious, reliable surgical spine care. Penrose-St. Francis also holds the UnitedHealthcare three-star rating for Orthopedics/Joint Replacement.

Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care - Spine Surgery
We are proud to be designated an "Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care - Spine Surgery" by Aetna. Institutes of Quality Orthopedic Care* facilities are health care facilities that are designated based on measures of clinical performance, comprehensive services, access, efficiency of care and ability to provide both inpatient and outpatient procedures.
*Institutes of Quality Orthopedic Care - Spine Surgery facilities are health care facilities that are designated based on measures of clinical performance, comprehensive services, access, efficiency of care and ability to provide both inpatient and outpatient procedures.

Total Joint Care 

Aetna Intitutes of Quality Orthopedic Care - Total Joint Replacement
   
   

Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care - Total Joint Replacement
Institutes of Quality (IOQ) Orthopedic Care facilities are health care facilities that are designated based on measures of clinical performance, access and efficiency for orthopedic care. In reviewing these facilities, we seek to identify comprehensive orthopedic treatment centers that can provide both inpatient and outpatient procedures.

 

 


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