Thursday, October 24, 2013 - Broward Health Medical Center Recertified By NFL to Provide Joint Replacement Surgery for Retired Players
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – Broward Health Medical Center has been re-certified as one of 12 leading medical centers across the country and the only location in Florida to provide joint replacement surgery for retired National Football League players.

“Broward Health Medical Center is proud to participate in this important program and provide a much needed service to these athletes,” said Dr. W. Vincent Burke, medical director of The Joint Replacement Center at Broward Health Medical Center. “We look forward to continuing our work with retired players in need of hip and knee replacement surgery.”

Broward Health Medical Center, along with the other 11 partner hospitals located throughout the country, makes specialized, coordinated care available to players covered by this program, which provides financial assistance to all players, regardless of their financial situation. For players not covered by insurance and who cannot pay for the procedure, additional financial assistance is available from the NFL Player Care Foundation. Players eligible for assistance from the NFL Player Care Foundation are not responsible for the cost of either the joint replacement surgery or post-operative rehabilitation.

“Broward Health Medical Center has performed more joint replacements than any other facility with which the NFL is partnered,” said Dana Lihan, program director, NFL Player Care Foundation. “We will continue to refer former NFL players to their joint replacement team.”

Broward Health, providing service for more than 70 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class healthcare services to our neighbors in South Florida. Broward Health includes Broward Health Medical Center, Broward Health North, Broward Health Imperial Point, Broward Health Coral Springs, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston, Broward Health Community Health Services, Broward Health Physician Group and Broward Health Foundation. For more information, visit