Baptist Health hospitals highlighted for orthopedic care
April 30, 2015 | Jacksonville, FL
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, Baptist Medical Center South and Baptist Medical Center Beaches have been named recipients of the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, providing exceptional patient care and treatment.
By carrying the Women’s Choice Award seal, Baptist Jacksonville, Baptist South and Baptist Beaches join an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women, serving as an example to all hospitals while setting new standards of health care excellence for women, their families and their community.
Hospitals qualify as an America’s Best Hospital for Orthopedics based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process, utilizing data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, Baptist Jacksonville, Baptist South and Baptist Beaches were selected due to their excellent rating in areas such as post-treatment complications, patient recommendation ratings, availability of microscopic surgery and adequate post-surgical care.
“Baptist Health is a proven leader in orthopedic care and we provide a comprehensive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders for restoring mobility and quality of life,” said Ed Hubel, assistant administrator for Baptist Health orthopedics service line. “Our Baptist hospitals combine the most advanced technology with a dedicated team of adult and pediatric orthopedic surgeons, medical professionals and allied health professionals. We are affiliated with specialty-trained physicians of Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute (JOI) – Northeast Florida’s most respected name in hand, arm, foot, ankle, joint, spine and sports medicine.”
The Women’s Choice Award identifies America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in order to address the growing need for bone and joint care, and disease prevention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 719,000 total knee replacements and 332,000 total hip replacements were performed nationally in 2010. In 2014, The National Osteoporosis Foundation reported that a woman’s risk of hip fracture is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer.
“Being treated with the proper level of care impacts one’s health, well-being, and healing so it is critical for women to know those hospitals that have demonstrated the highest level of quality care to their patients, with a special focus on the female experience,” said Sharyn S. Lee, RN, MS, FACEHP, president of the Healthcare Division of the Women’s Choice Award.
Being recognized as a hospital of choice among women takes the commitment of leadership and staff and ongoing devotion to providing every patient with optimal care. The Women’s Choice Award is a beacon to women, demonstrating that the Baptist hospitals have met rigorous criteria for clinical best practices and earned higher than average patient recommendation and satisfaction scores.
“A woman expects more from a hospital experience and takes her role as the primary healthcare decision maker seriously,” notes Delia Passi, founder and CEO of the Women’s Choice Award. “More than ever she is self-managing her care by choosing her hospital prior to selecting her doctors. This allows her more control over her hospital stay outcome based on the quality of care she can expect from a Women’s Choice Award hospital.”
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