ORLANDO, Fla., December 20, 2010 - Florida Hospital Celebration Health's Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute and Joint Replacement Center have both earned the Gold Seal of ApprovalTM for health care quality. The Gold Seal is awarded to programs that go above and beyond the normal standard for excellence and patient care. To earn this distinction, a disease management program undergoes an extensive, unannounced, on-site evaluation by a team of Joint Commission reviewers every two years. The program is evaluated against Joint Commission standards through an assessment of a program's processes, the program's ability to evaluate and improve care within its own organization, and interviews with patients and staff. Florida Hospital Celebration Health voluntarily pursued this comprehensive, independent evaluation of the metabolic institute and the joint center to enhance the safety and quality of care provided. It is the only hospital in the state of Florida that has received the Gold Seal for two separate programs.
This is not the first recognition the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health has received. Previously, the institute was designated as a "Center of Excellence" in 2010.
"Many bariatric programs have either the Gold Seal or Center of Excellence designations," said Patty Jo Toor, director of both the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute and Joint Replacement Center. "For us to receive both of them, really shows the community the kinds of high medical standards they have right in their own backyard."
The Florida Hospital Celebration Health Joint Replacement Center goes beyond surgery to educate patients and families before and after joint surgery. Medical Director Dr. David Dore has performed more than 4,500 joint replacements and offers non-surgical approaches to improve joint health.
About the Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health
The Metabolic Medicine and Surgery Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health has performed 2,000 surgeries and has a global reputation for excellence in weight loss surgery and weight management. The program not only provides surgical excellence but is centered around the needs of the patient, providing support groups, cooking and exercise classes long after the surgery is completed.
About the Joint Replacement Center at Florida Hospital Celebration Health
The Joint Replacement Center at Florida Hospital Celebration Health offers a variety of treatments - surgical and non-surgical for people with joint pain. Treatments vary from injections to aquatic therapy to surgical options of knee and hip replacement.
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