Orthopedics at Mission Hospital ranks among best in the country

From the press release from Mission Health:

Becker’s Hospital Review, a leader for up-to-date business and legal information relating to hospitals and health systems, has named Mission Hospital to their list of “100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs.”

The list recognizes hospitals that have orthopedic surgical departments that often participate in cutting-edge research, have outstanding reputations, treat professional athletes and perform a large number of orthopedic procedures every year. In addition to Becker’s Hospital Review, many of the hospitals on the list have been recognized for distinction in orthopedics by other reputable healthcare rating sources, such as Thomson Reuters.

“It is an honor to be recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for our Orthopedic Program,” said Jonathan Bailey, Vice President of Operations at Mission Health. “This award emphasizes the success of our Mission Hospital physicians, nurses and staff as they provide exceptional care for our patients.”

Mission Hospital’s Orthopedic Program is the largest hospital-based orthopedic program in North Carolina and offers a variety of services including foot and ankle surgery; total and partial knee replacement; robotic and computer aided orthopedic surgery; hip replacement and resurfacing; orthopedic trauma care; pediatric orthopedics; shoulder, arm and elbow procedures; spine surgery; hand surgery; and sports medicine/arthroscopy. The inpatient orthopedic unit includes 42 beds and operating suites with advanced technology, rehabilitation gymnasium, outpatient Ambulatory Surgical Center and over 30 orthopedic surgeons.

Mission Hospital’s Orthopedic Joint Replacement Program is in the top 15 nationwide for volume of procedures performed annually, including around 2,400 total hip and knee replacements every year. Additionally, Mission Hospital was named a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement® by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and, in 2012, received HealthGrades awards for excellence in both orthopedic surgery and joint replacement.
For the full list of the “100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs,” please visit http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/100-hospitals-with-great-orthopedic-programs.html.

About Mission Health
Mission Health, based in Asheville, NC, is the state’s sixth largest health system and the tertiary care regional referral center for Western NC and the adjoining region. In 2012, Mission Health was named by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 15 Health Systems in the nation – the only health system in North Carolina to receive this recognition. Founded in 1885, Mission Health is a not-for-profit, independent community hospital system that operates four hospitals, numerous out-patient and surgery centers, and the region’s only dedicated Level II trauma center. Its medical staff consists of more than 750 physicians, and is certified in over 50 medical specialties and sub-specialties. Centers of excellence include heart, stroke care and neurosciences, and pediatrics. Mission Hospital, the system’s flagship hospital, is licensed for 730 beds and is the busiest surgical hospital in North Carolina. Other Mission hospitals include Blue Ridge Regional Hospital in Spruce Pine, McDowell Hospital in Marion, and Mission Children’s Hospital in Asheville.
With nearly 6,000 employees and 700 volunteers, Mission Health is dedicated to serving and improving the health and wellness of the people of Western North Carolina.


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