PORTLAND, Ore., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adventist Health's Aspire Orthopedic Institute has received The Joint Commission certification for treatment of Joint Replacement of hips and knees. The national designation confirms that patients treated with Adventist Medical Center's innovative care model have superior outcomes compared to those receiving hip or knee replacements at most other hospitals in Oregon.
In achieving Joint Commission certification, the Aspire Orthopedic Institute has demonstrated a strong commitment to the highest level of care for joint replacement patients. Certification is a voluntary process and involves a rigorous evaluation of the hospital's standards of care.
During their on-site assessment of the Aspire Orthopedic Institute, surveyors noted the hospital's excellent patient outcomes, the expertise of highly trained physicians and the attention to detail by clinical and support staff which help patients aspire to a greater quality of life.
While offering joint replacement surgery for a number of years, the hospital recently opened a new comprehensive facility in a spa like setting. Providing the most advanced surgical options includes minimally invasive and robotic assisted surgery. Patients are provided a complete spectrum of care in a stress-free environment designed to improve their recovery time and help them get back to living life to their full potential.
"This certification is proof positive of Aspire Orthopedic Institute's exemplary standards and practices in joint replacement treatments and procedures," says Lorissa Addabbo, Executive Director of Orthopedics at Adventist Medical Center. "The community has tangible proof that this is a hospital that provides superior quality of care and overall experience in joint replacement," notes Addabbo.
Patients receive an individual plan of care outlining the best surgical options, advanced pain management, as well as physical and occupational therapy. Private rooms are designed especially for the needs of joint replacement patients and include soothing spa like amenities. Individual and group therapy makes the most of the time patients spend in the hospital in a setting that inspires confidence to move well and live well. Patients are able to build confidence in their mobility and camaraderie in the healing process during dynamic group Physical Therapy sessions.
About Adventist Medical Center (AMC) Adventist Medical Center, located in southeast Portland, is a nonprofit, 302-bed acute care facility, offering a full range of inpatient, outpatient and emergency services throughout the Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area and is ranked among the safest hospitals in the nation for patient safety. It is home to Adventist Health-Portland representing a network of health and wellness services in more than 35 primary care and specialty clinics in the metro area.
Adventist Health-Portland is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Our workforce of 28,900 includes more than 21,200 employees; 4,500 medical staff physicians; and 3,200 volunteers. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 19 hospitals, more than 170 clinics (hospital-based, rural health and physician clinics), 14 home care agencies, six hospice agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers. We invite you to visit www.adventisthealthnw.com for more information.
Judy Leach, Director
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