At Sentara, we pursue brilliance in Orthopedics — an ongoing mission we took to the next level in 2017. We focused last year on honing the way we do things, to make our care as effective as possible. We’ve continued on that path in 2018.
To us, seeking excellence and leading the way on best practices requires a certain tenacity and curiosity. We care deeply about delivering high quality care and doing what’s right for our patients, so we’re reviewing the value we provide and backing it up with clinical research.
Our pursuit of brilliance has driven our growth and helped us achieve recognition for our orthopedic services.
We’re humbled and honored to have won a 2017 Sentara CEO Award for our Express Track option for patients who undergo hip and knee replacement at Sentara OrthoJoint Center® locations. The CEO Award is the highest recognition a project can receive within Sentara Healthcare. Express Track – the first program of its kind in Virginia – prepares our joint replacement patients to return home sooner.
We opened our first Sports Medicine Centers at Sentara Albemarle Medical Center, Sentara RMH Medical Center and Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, enabling us to help individuals of all ages and fitness levels return to the activities they love, stronger than ever.
Additionally, Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center opened a Sentara Back & Neck Center. And we launched our first back and neck care center of excellence at a skilled nursing facility.
Finally, the orthopedic services at Sentara Leigh Hospital earned a new designation — the Orthopedic Hospital at Sentara Leigh. The designation fits because of the hospital’s consistently high quality and volume.
Our growth has enabled us to help more people experience a better quality of life. Our patient volumes show that people look to us as their destination of choice for high quality orthopedic care. We help thousands of patients every year find pain relief and regain function so they can live the lives they enjoy. We consider it a true honor and responsibility to be entrusted with the health and lives of so many.
We enjoy engaging with patients at community walks that celebrate those who had joints replaced at our Sentara OrthoJoint Center® locations. Each participant earns a medal. Walking with the participants, we get to listen to their stories and experience the love and excitement after they accomplish a goal some of them never thought possible.
Knowing our patients trust us with their care – their lives – gets us up every morning. The passion behind our work is what pushes us to do what’s best and what’s right for our patients no matter what. This report is about them, as they bring to life how we’re pursuing brilliance in orthopedics.
Carole S. Guinane, RN, MBA, CPHQ
Sentara Orthopedic Services
Jack L. Siegel, MD
Sentara Orthopedics High
Performance Team (HPT)