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Shawnee Mission Health Recognized by Three National Organizations for Advancements in Orthopedic Care
Merriam, KS
07/12/2017 09:39 AM

Shawnee Mission Health Recognized by Three National Organizations for Advancements in Orthopedic Care

 

Merriam, Kan. – Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) has earned recognition for its Orthopedic & Spine Center by three national organizations, demonstrating its commitment to providing quality patient care and advancements in orthopedics. SMH received the 2017 Star Performer recognition from The American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone® program, the Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for spine surgery, and The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement.

 

The three recognitions all support efforts by winning hospitals and health systems who are taking measures toward quality care, consistent service and patient safety in orthopedics. SMH is one of over 200 health care institutions nationwide, and the only hospital in Johnson County, that has taken initiatives to ensure its osteoporotic fracture patients receive the treatment and care they deserve by implementing the AOA’s Own the Bone® program. As an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility, SMH is recognized for its unique expertise in consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care in spine surgery. The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval ® for Certification recognizes Shawnee Mission Medical Center for elevating the quality, consistency and safety of its services in patient care. 

 

“Achieving Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement recognizes Shawnee Mission Health’s commitment to provide care in a safe and efficient manner for patients,” said Patrick Phelan, executive director, Hospital Business Development, The Joint Commission. “The certification will help Shawnee Mission Health better provide coordinated and comprehensive care to patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement.”

 

The Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center performs full joint replacements, spine and fracture care, rehabilitation therapy specialties, and sports care, paint management and occupational medicine to prevent and treat existing injuries.

 

“We are proud to receive national recognition of our unwavering commitment to patient care in our community,” said Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center Director Beth Armstrong. “Patient safety is at the forefront of our mission, and with the collaboration of our physicians and clinical staff, we are able to deliver the most attentive, high-quality and personalized care tailored to each patient.”

 

Surgeons at SMH perform over 750 joint replacements each year. The Shawnee Mission Orthopedic & Spine Center is comprised of a multi-disciplinary team, including orthopedic surgeons, nurses, physical and occupational therapists and case managers. Patients and their loved ones can also receive support from social services, utilization management associates and chaplains. 

 

 

About Shawnee Mission Health

Shawnee Mission Health (SMH) includes Shawnee Mission Medical Center (SMMC) in Merriam, Kan., a 504-bed facility with more than 22,000 inpatient admissions and more than 200,000 outpatient admissions annually; SMH – Prairie Star; SMH – Overland Park and Centra Care Shawnee Mission Urgent Care and physician practices located throughout Johnson and Leavenworth Counties. SMMC is the only Kansas City area hospital to earn a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. SMH employs more than 3,200 local residents and supports an exceptional staff of nearly 700 physicians. SMH is part of Adventist Health System (AHS), the largest not-for-profit, Protestant health care organization in the nation. Visit us online at ShawneeMission.org.

 

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