Evangelical Community Hospital Receives Orthopaedic Center of Excellence Designation from DNV

January 03, 2024


Evangelical Community Hospital Receives Orthopaedic Center of Excellence Designation from DNV

Lewisburg, Pa. – Evangelical Community Hospital announces receipt of the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence Designation from DNV. This designation affirms an organization’s excellence in the provision of diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to orthopaedic care.

The designation is the only one of its kind given to a hospital in Pennsylvania.

“Evangelical Community Hospital’s orthopaedic program has long had a reputation for providing consistent, high-quality care through the SUN Orthopaedics of Evangelical practice of providers, the Hospital’s inpatient orthopaedic care post-surgery, and rehabilitation through Physical Therapy of Evangelical,” said Kendra Aucker, President and CEO of Evangelical Community Hospital.

“It is through that close collaboration and caring for the whole patient on all levels that the Hospital can stand firm in our offerings of exceptional care for patients of the Greater Susquehanna Valley. This DNV designation affirms that we have the equipment, personnel, and training that makes us a demonstrated leader in safe delivery of orthopaedic services and validates all the effort we put into enhancing and ensuring the health of our patients.”

The DNV Orthopaedic Center of Excellence designation is obtained by achieving advanced certification in at least three (3) advanced orthopaedic programs. The DNV advanced orthopaedic requirement are informed by the guidelines and recommendations of organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the ERAS® Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and relevant requirements of the CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals.

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

To learn more about orthopaedic care at Evangelical, visit www.EvanHospital.com/Ortho or call SUN Orthopaedics of Evangelical at 1-800-598-5096 to make an appointment.

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