Norton Healthcare receives first Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence designation in country from DNV

The designation is given to organizations that demonstrate excellence in diagnostic services, surgical services and therapies related to orthopedic and spine care.

Norton Healthcare has been named the first Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence in the country by DNV, a national accrediting body. This designation is given to organizations that demonstrate excellence in diagnostic services, surgical services and therapies related to orthopedic and spine care.

To receive the Advanced Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence designation, an organization must have three separate advanced certifications from DNV in at least three separate advanced programs. Norton Healthcare received certifications for advanced hip and knee replacement surgery, advanced shoulder surgery and advanced spine surgery.

“Our providers and caregivers constantly work to provide high-quality orthopedic and spine services,” said Cyna Khalily, M.D., medical director, adult reconstructive and total joint replacement, Norton Orthopedic Institute. “This includes great effort toward the health and safety of everyone who trusts us with their care. We’re pleased to receive designation that affirms that excellence.”

The DNV advanced orthopedic and spine requirements were established using guidelines and recommendations from organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, ERAS Society, North American Spine Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists and relevant requirements of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Conditions of Participation for Hospitals.

“Achieving designation shows a commitment to excellence,” said Kelly Proctor, president, DNV Healthcare USA Inc. “It helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level.”


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