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Wednesday, December 09, 2009 - Joint Replacement Center at NBMC Celebrates One Year Anniversary

Deerfield Beach, FL – The Joint Replacement Center at Broward Health North Broward Medical Center recently celebrated its one year anniversary. Since its opening, the Center has seen more than 400 joint replacement patients.

“We’re extremely proud of the results we’re seeing in the Joint Replacement Center,” said Pauline Grant, CEO of North Broward Medical Center. “The entire staff has worked very hard to implement a comprehensive, patient-centered program set in a motivational, fun environment.”

The Joint Replacement Center team includes highly trained orthopedic surgeons, a medical director, anesthesiologists, pharmacists, RNs and patient care technicians, a clinical nurse specialist, physical therapists/aides, orthopedic technicians, nutritionists, surgical and perioperative team members, case managers and a 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.

“The patient results are incredible,” said Dr. Bruce Janke, orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of the Joint Replacement Center. “Our overall patient satisfaction is at 100% and we’ve seen a huge increase in patients discharged home instead of to rehab.”

The Joint Replacement Center at North Broward Medical Center features private patient rooms, family centered patient education, group therapy and the latest advances in joint replacement surgery. The center recently received Joint Commission Certification for hip and knee replacement, the first and only hospital in Broward County to achieve this prestigious certification.  To earn this distinction, the program underwent extensive, announced, on-site evaluations by a team of Joint Commission reviewers. The program was evaluated for its processes, the ability to evaluate and improve care and thorough interviews with patients and staff.

Additionally, North Broward Medical Center features the hana® table, which is exclusively designed to aide surgeons in the anterior approach to hip replacement surgery. The orthopedic surgeons at North Broward Medical Center have performed more anterior hip replacement surgeries using the specially designed hana® table than any other area surgeons.

Broward Health, providing service for more than 50 years, is a nationally recognized system offering world class health care services to our neighbors in South Florida. One of the 10 largest public health systems in the nation, Broward Health includes Broward General Medical Center, North Broward Medical Center, Imperial Point Medical Center, Coral Springs Medical Center, Chris Evert Children’s Hospital, Broward Health Weston and more than 30 facilities of the Community Health Services and Broward Health Physician Group. For more information visit www.browardhealth.org.


The JRC team at North Broward Medical Center.