8 Ways Applying for Advanced Certification Can Improve Your TJR Program
Nov16

8 Ways Applying for Advanced Certification Can Improve Your TJR Program

Applying to the Joint Commission for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery can do a lot for your TJR program. In our recent webinar featuring CHI St. Alexius and The Bone & Joint Center, 45% of the participants were interested in the marketing benefits of Advanced Certification. Meeting the requirements of certification also offers an excellent framework for improving the quality of patient care....

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Preparing for Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement:  Q&A
Nov10

Preparing for Joint Commission Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement: Q&A

The Bone & Joint Center is an independent, physician owned orthopedic surgical specialty clinic performing over 800 elective knee and hip replacement procedures annually. CHI St. Alexius is designated as a Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip replacement. In April 2017, they received advanced certification for these two surgeries from the Joint Commission. We spoke with Mark Johnson, CHI St Alexius’ total joint program...

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How to develop a spine center of excellence
Oct15

How to develop a spine center of excellence

Developing a spine center of excellence in today’s turbulent health care environment is no easy task. The value-based care revolution has empowered patients, insurance companies and government agencies, all of which pressure care providers in different, and sometimes confounding, ways. The field of spine surgery has its own unique challenges, reported Becker’s Hospital Review. Due to rising rates of overutilization in the...

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Q&A with Lou Shapiro: ‘Rise to the occasion and make a difference’
Jul28

Q&A with Lou Shapiro: ‘Rise to the occasion and make a difference’

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.

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San Gorgonio Memorial is first in CA state to be CORE-certified
Jul13

San Gorgonio Memorial is first in CA state to be CORE-certified

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.

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Southern Hills’ Joint and Spine Center earning “Southern Hilton” nickname
Jul11

Southern Hills’ Joint and Spine Center earning “Southern Hilton” nickname

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.

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