Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Broward Health North Gets Patients Into The Swing Of Things
Hospital Performed Most Hip Surgeries in the State in 2011
Deerfield Beach, Fla. – Broward Health North performed more hip replacements than any other hospital in Florida in 2011, according to the Agency for Healthcare Administration’s (AHCA) most recent data.
“We are extremely proud of this achievement,” said Pauline Grant, CEO of BHN. “Our hip replacement patients have such a fast recovery and positive patient experience at our Joint Replacement Center that word is getting out. New patients are coming from all over the country to ensure they receive the best care, and they are choosing the expert team at Broward Health North to provide it for them.”
The team at the Joint Replacement Center includes highly trained orthopedic surgeons, medical director, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, registered nurses, patient care technicians, a clinical nurse specialist, physical therapists/aides, orthopedic technicians, nutritionists, surgical and perioperative team members, case managers and program coordinator.
The staff works with patients in a structured recovery program, including pre-operative and post-operative patient education, with an emphasis on pain control. There is also individual physical therapy, with the inclusion of coaches in the patients’ daily routines.
BHN’s Joint Replacement Center is also the proud recipient of the Celebration of Achievement in Quality and Service Award and Team Excellence Award. Broward Health North is the first hospital in Broward County to attain Joint Commission Certification for hip and knee replacement.
The Agency for HealthCare Administration (AHCA) posts charge, length of stay, readmissions and mortality data on www.floridahealthfinder.gov. AHCA is responsible for the state's $21.2 billion Medicaid program, serving three million Floridians, the licensure of the state's 41,000 healthcare facilities and the sharing of healthcare data through the Florida Center for Health Information and Policy Analysis.
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 BrowardHealth.org.