Youngstown, OH (PRWEB) August 28, 2012
St. Elizabeth Health Center has been designated a UnitedHealth Premium Surgical Spine Specialty Center with a three-star rating – the highest rating possible.
“This is great news,” says Diana Kelly, spine navigator at St. Elizabeth. “This designation is based on the quality and efficiency of our pre-operative and post-operative care as well as the overall outcomes of our spine patients.
“It’s a team effort and achieving this distinction is verification that the collective efforts and care provided by the physicians, operating room team, nurses and rehabilitation experts here at St. Elizabeth provide our patients the best care possible,” she continues. “In addition to verifying the quality of care we provide, this designation distinguishes St. Elizabeth from other health-care providers – it secures our place among the best providers of care for patients with spinal injuries.”
UnitedHealthcare developed the UnitedHealth Premium Specialty Center program to provide its members with information and access to hospitals meeting rigorous quality criteria. The designation is based on detailed information about specialized training, practice capabilities and outcomes and is designed to help members make informed decisions should they need surgical spine care.
To receive this designation, St. Elizabeth Health Center met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The criteria incorporate measurements of breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality and outcomes reporting.
“The UnitedHealth Premium designation means that our patients can depend on St. Elizabeth for conscientious, reliable surgical spine care,” Kelly says. “It is our privilege to provide the best quality care to residents of the Mahoning Valley.”
About Humility of Mary Health Partners:
Humility of Mary Health Partners is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. It is a region of Catholic Health Partners (CHP) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care and long-term care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HM Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. Learn more about HMHP online at http://www.HMpartners.org. ###