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Saint Francis’ Orthopedic Program Earns National Recognition

Saint Francis Medical Center has been named to Becker’s Hospital Review 2012 list of 100 hospitals nationwide with great orthopedic programs. The list highlights hospitals that have demonstrated continual innovation in orthopedic treatments and services, along with patient-centered care and forward-thinking research.

“This new national honor shines a light on Saint Francis Medical Center’s commitment to quality and innovation in orthopedic care,” says Gerry Salter, MBA, PT, ATC, CSCS, service line director for Orthopedics at Saint Francis. “The country’s most respected agencies continually recognize our orthopedic program as among the very best in the nation – which means people seeking orthopedic services at Saint Francis receive truly exceptional care.”

Selection for Becker’s Hospital Review was based on extensive research and review of past achievements and industry benchmarking. An editorial team analyzed data from U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters, as well as the American Nurses Credentialing Center for Magnet status and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association for Blue Distinction status. After examining rankings and accolades, the team looked closely at each hospital’s program and conferred with industry experts.

In addition, Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri designated the Saint Francis as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip SurgerySM in 2010 and 2011, and Marshall | Steele ranked Saint Francis best for overall excellence in joint replacement surgery and No. 1 for its joint replacement center, nationally and internationally. Focused on exceeding patient expectations for clinical care, comfort and convenience, Saint Francis continues to achieve outstanding patient satisfaction scores.

The Thomas G. Otto, MD, Orthopedic Institute at Saint Francis Medical Center is the region’s trusted source in caring for sports injuries, broken bones, torn ligaments/cartilage, total joint replacement surgeries and other orthopedic conditions. The Orthopedic Institute is staffed with the finest surgeons, nurses, technologists, therapists, support staff and volunteers to provide the highest-quality care.

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