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Orthopedic Quality and Safety Metrics

The orthopedic specialists in our region are treating patients with the latest joint repair techniques and procedures, including computer-assisted, minimally-invasive, and partial knee replacements. These advanced medical procedures have shortened orthopedic hospital stays, sped up patient recovery times, and kept infection rates and other risks of surgical complications low.

The orthopedic quality and safety metrics at Lakeland Health compare well with some of the most highly regarded hospitals in the nation. You can be confident you are getting the highest quality of care without ever having to travel outside of southwest Michigan.

 

Lakeland Health has received the following awards for quality orthopedics outcomes:

Healthgrades-5star
Five stars for total knee replacement surgery from Healthgrades®, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital, and the right care. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 33 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.


Blue Distinction Center (2013) in total knee and hip replacements for demonstrating expertise in delivering quality specialty care. Only 11 facilities in Michigan met the nationally established, objective quality measures that are required for this designation. Hospitals designated as a Blue Distinction Center are recognized for their expertise and efficiency in delivering specialty care. They have a proven track-record for delivering better results — including fewer complications and readmissions — than hospitals without this recognition.


Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission for hip and knee replacement (since 2012). This certification demonstrates compliance with the Joint Commission’s national standards for quality and safety in disease-specific care.

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