For more than 150 years, the mission of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has been to provide high-quality, efficient care for orthopedic and rheumatology patients. The hospital performs more than 30,000 surgical procedures a year, including more than 10,000 joint replacements. At the helm of the organization since 2006 is Lou Shapiro, a veteran healthcare executive who previously served as chief operating officer of Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania. Shapiro stopped by Modern Healthcare’s Chicago offices to speak with reporter Maria Castellucci about HSS’ unique care-delivery approach, its efforts to expand and how to achieve value in healthcare.
In a region where there are many geriatric patients, Banning can be proud to note that the city is home to California’s first hospital to receive the highest level of certification for geriatric fracture care programs, as recognized by the nonprofit International Geriatric Fracture Society.
South Nashville’s resident hospital has many nicknames, but the staff is most proud of “Southern Hilton.” Southern Hills comes by its new nickname honestly thanks to The Joint and Spine Center, a 20-bed boutique center that offers top-shelf service for orthopaedic, spine and neurosurgery patients.
The Joint Commission recently released four new performance measures for total hip and total knee replacement procedures. Here’s what you should know:
After Theresa Zane had a hip replacement last Tuesday, she was walking post-surgery and preparing to happily depart Beloit Memorial Hospital by Thursday afternoon. After suffering with pain for sixth months, especially while sitting, she was relieved to have a new hip. “I was up walking that day. I feel great,” Zane said.
Bundled payments in health care have gained favor because they can reduce costs and help improve outcomes. In essence, episodic bundles cover the cost of a patient’s care from start to finish—all the procedures, devices, tests, drugs and services a patient will need for, say, a knee replacement or back surgery.