Florida Hospital Carrollwood is Now the First in Hillsborough County (Tampa Area) to Earn The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ in Spine Surgery

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Florida Hospital Carrollwood is the first in Hillsborough County to be recognized nationally by The Joint Commission for its Spine Surgery program.

Florida Hospital Carrollwood has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Spinal Surgery by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for disease-specific care in hospitals.

Florida Hospital Carrollwood underwent a rigorous on-site survey in December 2013. At the invitation of the hospital, a Joint Commission expert surveyor evaluated the hospital for compliance with standards of care specific to spine surgery.

“In achieving Joint Commission certification in spine surgery, Florida Hospital Carrollwood has demonstrated its commitment to the highest level of care for its patients,” says Jean Range, M.D., R.N., C.P.H.Q., executive director, Disease-Specific Care Certification, The Joint Commission. “Certification is a voluntary process and I commend Florida Hospital Carrollwood for successfully undertaking this challenge to elevate its standard of care and instill confidence in the communities it serves.

Florida Hospital Carrollwood is now the first in Hillsborough County (Tampa area) to earn The Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval™ in Spine Surgery.

“We are grateful for this national recognition of our efforts to provide the highest quality and safest care to our patients,” said Joe Johnson, president and CEO, Florida Hospital Carrollwood. “We are finding that our collaborative approach to care and healing among our world renowned spine surgeons, highly trained clinical teams, support personnel and especially our spine patients can result in dramatically improved outcomes.”

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Founded in 1951, The Joint Commission seeks to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating health care organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value. The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 20,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 10,600 hospitals and home care organizations, and more than 6,600 other health care organizations that provide long term care, behavioral health care, laboratory and ambulatory care services. The Joint Commission also certifies more than 2,400 disease-specific care programs such as stroke, heart failure, joint replacement and stroke rehabilitation, and 400 health care staffing services. An independent, not-for-profit organization, The Joint Commission is the nation’s oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. Learn more about The Joint Commission at http://www.jointcommission.org.

About Florida Hospital Carrollwood
Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a member of the Adventist Health System. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a 120-bed community hospital specializing in Spine and Orthopedic Surgery, General Surgery, Cardiac Services, Neurological Services, General Medicine, Wound Healing, ENT, Diabetes Management, Metabolic & Bariatric Weight Loss Surgery, as well as other services that meet our mission of healing the mind, body and spirit. In addition to their reputations for surgical excellence, its Knee and Metabolic & Bariatric Weight Loss Surgeons are known for their revision work, correcting procedures done elsewhere. Its world-renowned Spine Surgeons perform specialized procedures not available elsewhere in the world. In addition, Florida Hospital Carrollwood is the only hospital in the eight-county Tampa Bay area to utilize the Mazor Renaissance™ Spine Robot. The Radiation Department provides the only nuclear camera with low dose in the state of Florida and utilizes the first KineGraph VMA™ available in the world for Spine. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is a HIMSS Level 7-designated hospital, one of only 2% in the United States. Its new 25 private-room Surgical Care Unit is a model for the safe hospital of the future. Florida Hospital Carrollwood is the only hospital in Hillsborough County to earn The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ Accreditation in Advanced Inpatient Diabetes and Spinal Surgery. Florida Hospital Carrollwood holds the Surgical Review Corporation Center of Excellence designation for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery. The Hospital collaborates with its physicians and clinicians to provide wellness education for a healthier community. Visit http://www.fhcarrollwood.org.

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