SMH Named Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement

Coconut Telegraph


Sarasota Memorial Hospital has been named a Center of Excellence for hip and knee replacement by DNV-GL Healthcare USA, Inc., one of the nation's leading hospital accrediting organizations. The prestigious certification recognizes the hospital's excellence in orthopedic surgery within the scope of hip and knee replacement and related procedures. The certification process included a recent site visit from a DNV surveyor and comprehensive review of Sarasota Memorial’s procedures, quality indicators and patient outcomes ranging from mortality and readmission rates to prevention of surgical infections and complications. “Our highly trained orthopedic staff and specialists are dedicated to providing the most advanced, exceptional care to patients, and this designation demonstrates the team's commitment to meeting the highest standards for quality,” said Sarasota Memorial CEO David Verinder. To earn the designation, hospitals must demonstrate compliance with DNV standards and guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. The certification is valid for three years, although hospitals must undergo an on-site survey annually to maintain the designation. Sarasota Memorial’s Total Joint Center offers the latest surgical and nonsurgical treatments, earning quality rankings that consistently place the program among the nation’s best.

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