Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital receives Hip and Knee Replacement Certification from DNV GL - Healthcare

By: Amy Barnett
| Published 12/18/2018

Kerrie Guerrero, Dawn Ellington, Eric Price, MD, Debra F. Sukin
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THE WOODLANDS, Texas -- Houston Methodist The Woodlands Hospital has been recognized as the first DNV GL - Healthcare certified Hip and Knee Replacement center in the northern Houston region.

The DNV GL - Healthcare Hip and Knee Replacement Certification, based on standards set forth by DNV GL - Healthcare and considering the guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, recognizes program excellence in patient care and outcomes.

DNV GL - Healthcare certification as a Hip & Knee Replacement Center validates the hospital’s excellence across the spectrum of hip and knee replacement care, from diagnosis to treatment, rehabilitation, education and outcomes.

“This certification tells our community that our clinical care team is committed to providing unparalleled safety and quality for hip and knee replacement,” said Debra F. Sukin, CEO, Houston Methodist The Woodlands, and regional senior vice president, Houston Methodist.

“It’s a combination of the right equipment, personnel and training to exhibit excellence in orthopedic surgery within the scope of hip and knee replacement and related procedures. Achieving certification validates all the effort we have put into this program to ensure the health and wellness of our patients,” added Sukin.

Since opening the hospital in June 2017, Houston Methodist The Woodlands has performed 633 elective hip and knee replacements.

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