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History & OverviewThe Orthopedic Center of Excellence began in 2005 when surgeons and staff at Mercy Medical Center began working collaboratively to improve clinical quality, patient satisfaction, and outcomes. The team reviewed the entire surgery process from the perspective of the patient, not the caregivers, and redesigned it to better meet patients' needs. In 2006, Mercy Medical Center became Mercy Regional Medical Center when it relocated to a brand new facility. In the new hospital, with its state-of-the-art technology, private patient rooms, and healing environment, the Center of Excellence has flourished.
Hallmarks of the program include:
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Mercy's orthopedic surgery has been recognized by Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, with a Specialty Excellence Award™, naming it one of Healthgrades® America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for Three Years in a Row (2013-2015).
More hip and knee replacement surgeries are performed at Mercy Regional than at any other facility in Southwest Colorado. From January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2013, 667 elective hip procedures and 1,124 knee procedures were performed.
Mercy is a full-service regional medical center with more than 200 board-certified physicians who represent over 53 medical specialties.
Our board-certified physicians and orthopedic-certified nurses have decades of combined experience that benefit Center of Excellence patients through a team-based approach to care.
We continuously monitor a host of quality
indicators to ensure the level of care we provide is exceptional. Our goal is
simple: excellent clinical care and continuous improvement. The entire team
reviews quality data every quarter, identifying best practices and looking for
opportunities to improve standards of care and customer service. By reducing
variability in standards of care among participating providers, we are able to
more quickly identify and adopt best practices. Low patient-to-nurse ratios
ensure each patient gets the personalized attention and nursing care they
Innovative procedures include minimally invasive total joint replacement, anterior total hip replacement, hip resurfacing, partial knee replacement and others.
The hospital features the latest surgical technologies including state-of-the-art operating theaters, digital radiography, electronic medical records, 64-slice CT, 1.5T high-definition MRI, and more.
Patient satisfaction scores reported through independent organizations, including HealthStream Research and Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems consistently rank Mercy among the nation’s top hospitals.
Healthgrades®, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals, has recognized Mercy Regional Medical Center as recipient of the 2014 Healthgrades® Outstanding Patient Experience™, Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for 6 Years in a Row (2009/2010-2014).
Personalized, thorough pre-operative education is essential, as well-informed patients have better outcomes. Because patients’ time is valuable, pre-operative education and testing are done in one day, so patients travel to the hospital only once.
Patients receive detailed, educational notebooks that explain everything they need to know about their procedure and what to do before and after their surgery. Newsletters and in-room posters outline daily goals for recovering patients so they know what to expect and what their daily recovery goals are.
The hospital’s private, tastefully decorated patient rooms and quiet, healing environment imbue a sense of wellness and comfort that promotes healing of body, mind, and spirit. Patient rooms include:
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