Certified since 2014, NCH is the only Southwest Florida hospital to receive the highly coveted and prestigious Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval Certification for Total Knee and Total Hip Replacement Surgery. Earning the Joint Commission’s 2016 perfect score for quality care for orthopedic surgical population, NCH leverages a team of board-certified physicians with advanced training with fellowships in foot and ankle, joint replacement, shoulder, and sports medicine.
“This certification is a wonderful accomplishment for our interdisciplinary healthcare team,” says Suzanne Graziano, Director of NCH Orthopedics. “This award validates to our community the high quality and compassionate care we provide.”
Through a patient-centered approach, the orthopedic interdisciplinary team at NCH has received national recognition for their excellence. They perform more than 2,000 hip and knee replacement surgeries each year, ensuring that our orthopedic physicians are among the most experienced in the country.
“The collective experience of the orthopedic physicians on staff at NCH is tremendous and like no other in the area. Having world-class orthopedic services at NCH is a great thing for the community.” says Morton Bertram, MD.
NCH’s orthopedic physicians maintain expertise in advanced surgical technology, robotics and minimally invasive procedures such as Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Shoulder Injuries and Replacement, Fracture Care, Foot and Ankle Injuries, Ankle Replacements and Sports Medicine.
Choosing a hospital that earned the Gold Seal with a perfect score means that patients can be sure that they will receive the highest quality of patient care available in Southwest Florida.