Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel Named a Center of Excellence for Hip and Knee Replacement

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The hospital is the first in the country to receive the designation from DNV GL

Dr. Raterman & Team at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel

Achieving the Center of Excellence designation is a culmination of a lot of hard work by a multi-disciplinary team

Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel recently received a Center of Excellence Certification for its Hip and Knee Replacement program from DNV GL Healthcare USA, Inc., an international health care accreditation organization. It is the first hospital in the country to receive this new designation from DNV GL.

“This comprehensive, independent evaluation is recognition of the high quality orthopedic care provided by our physicians and staff and dedication to the best outcomes for our patients,” noted Dr. Stephen Raterman, Orthopedic Surgeon and Medical Director of the Hip and Knee Replacement Center at Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel.

The certification is designed to recognize excellence in orthopedic surgery within the scope of Hip and Knee Replacement and related procedures. The Center of Excellence designation was awarded for Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel after a rigorous on-site review of hospital processes and quality outcomes.

The hospital offers comprehensive knee and hip replacement services, including pre-surgery patient education classes, preoperative testing, inpatient and outpatient physical therapy and a transition program for therapy patients who want to join the onsite, community health and wellness center. The hospital is currently undergoing an expansion which will add four more operating rooms, additional private rooms for medical and surgical patients and a gym for surgical patients to receive therapy while in the hospital.

The Center of Excellence designation is one of several recent quality recognitions for the hospital. The hospital received an Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades and a Guardian Award for Outstanding Patient Experience from Press Ganey. “Achieving the Center of Excellence designation is a culmination of a lot of hard work by a multi-disciplinary team,” said Denyse Bales-Chubb, President and CEO of Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel. “It shows the dedication of our staff and physicians to providing the highest quality of care and experience for our patients.”

About Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel
Recently named the #1 Top Workplace in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Times, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel is an 83 all-private bed hospital. Built from the ground-up, this full-service community hospital features expert staff, specialty design and state-of-the art technology built for better patient care. The hospital features state of the art imaging and surgical equipment, much of it first in the region. Services include an emergency department, cardiac care, vascular surgery, orthopedics and sports medicine, women’s services and gynecology, obstetrics, urology and nephrology, outpatient imaging, outpatient physical and occupational therapy, The Center for Women’s Health and a free-standing Health & Wellness Center. The hospital’s Wellness Plaza also houses offices for primary care and specialty physicians. The hospital will begin construction on an expansion in August 2015 that will nearly double the amount of inpatient rooms. The expansion involves 111,993 square feet of new construction and 10,834 square feet of renovation and is anticipated to be complete in December 2016. In the expansion, Florida Hospital Wesley Chapel will add additional emergency rooms, inpatient rooms, surgical suites and related surgical services, Heart Catheterization Lab, and recovery/observation rooms as well as shelled space for future growth. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading, not-for-profit health network comprised of 26 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, please visit http://www.FHWesleyChapel.org.

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