Franciscan Health Earns Aetna Institutes of Quality Distinction
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Franciscan Health hospitals in Central Indiana have been designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement surgery and spine surgery.
“We are gratified our three hospitals have received this recognition, which provides vital information to help patients make the best healthcare decisions for themselves and their families,” said Sharon Annee, Administrative Director of Orthopedics for Franciscan Health. “It is a clear reflection of the dedication and professionalism of our physicians, nurses and support staff.”
Aetna provides information about the quality and cost of healthcare services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their medical needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.
The designation for Mooresville and Carmel is the latest recognition received for these hospitals’ joint replacement programs. Surgical teams at the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery perform about 2,500 joint replacements each year, treating patients from across the nation and have instructed hundreds of surgeons in the latest techniques and methods for joint implants.
Since the founding of the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery more than three decades ago, surgeons at the Center have performed more than 40,000 hip and knee replacement procedures – the largest volume in the State of Indiana.
Franciscan Health Indianapolis is a leader in south-central Indiana for surgical and non-operative spine care. The comprehensive spine program at the Neurosciences Center in Indianapolis offers a full spectrum of services for patients suffering from painful conditions of the spine.
The surgical team is led by Franciscan Physician Network Neurosurgical Specialists.
“This designation shows our commitment to quality and our multidisciplinary approach is key to providing exceptional spine care to our community, said neurosurgeon Daniel G. Spomar, MD. “Quick access to multidisciplinary specialists for evaluation of spinal pain is available through the Franciscan Spine Triage Center.”
By Joe Stuteville
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