2015-16 Sentara Orthopedics Annual Report

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Awards & Recognition

Thanks to the dedication of our staff and community physicians, Sentara has earned a national reputation for exceptional patient outcomes and innovative care. Sentara is continually recognized as one of the most progressive and integrated healthcare organizations in the nation. We have earned a multitude of national awards and accolades for our orthopedic care.

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield awarded its Blue Distinction Centers, Knee and Hip Replacement, recognition to eight Sentara hospitals in 2015, up from four in 2014 and just three in 2012*.

  • Sentara Leigh Hospital*
  • Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
  • Sentara Obici Hospital
  • Sentara CarePlex Hospital*
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • Sentara RMH Medical Center
  • Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital*

All received this national designation that recognizes healthcare facilities with a proven track record of delivering better results, including fewer complications, fewer readmissions and reduced care costs.

CEO-award-iconSentara CEO Award. The CEO award is the highest level of recognition a program can receive within Sentara. In 2014, this award was given to the joint replacement center teams for their proven track record of cost control and commitment to improved patient care. Through the creation of a unique continuum of orthopedic care, an integrated system guides patients before, during and after joint replacement surgery. The team has been able to reduce costs and shorten length of patient stay, all while expanding the dedicated hip and knee program within Sentara.

copper-infused-linens-iconCupron Clinical Trial of copper-infused patient linens. Sentara has received national recognition for the world’s largest clinical trials of copper-infused textiles and hard surfaces with advanced antimicrobial materials and their effect on hospital-acquired infections and antibiotic use.

nursing-magnet-iconNursing Magnet Accreditation
is held by five Sentara hospitals.

  • Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital
  • Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
  • Sentara RMH Medical Center
  • Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center
  • Sentara Leigh Hospital

All of these hospitals have earned this recognition for quality patient care, nursing excellence and innovations in professional nursing practice.

Becker’s Hospital Review recognized the Orthopaedic Hospital at Sentara CarePlex as one of the top 100 Great Orthopedic Programs in the nation for 2013 and 2014.

In 2014-2015, these distinctions included:book-icon

U.S. News & World Report included two Sentara hospitals in the Best Hospitals, Orthopedic Care for 2014-2015. Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Sentara Leigh Hospital were both recognized.

Sentara Leigh Hospital had the highest volume of knee replacement patients in Virginia.**
The skills of our orthopedic teams are highly specialized in joint replacement, with best practice protocols.

**VHI Inpatient State Data, CY2014, Total Knee Replacements