Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center In Carmel Awarded ACHC Certification

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April 1, 2024

CARMEL, Indiana - Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center, which is a joint venture with Franciscan Health Orthopedic Hospital Carmel and Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics, was recently awarded full certification for Advanced Joint Replacement with distinction by the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), an internationally recognized accrediting body.

"We are proud to achieve this prestigious certification," said Tami Robinson, executive director of operations, Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center. "Earning ACHC certification is a significant achievement that recognizes our commitment to providing outstanding care to our patients and the community."

"I'm proud of our program and this recognition reflects our team's dedication to delivering the best outcomes in joint replacement," said Dr. Joseph Maratt, joint replacement surgeon at Forté Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. "Continuous improvement, innovation and a culture of safety are the foundational elements of our program that guide our clinical and operational decisions.

"The collaboration between Forté and Franciscan has been instrumental in the design and implementation of a comprehensive joint replacement program. Our combined expertise and experience will help us continue to set new standards and raise the bar in both outcomes and patient experience."

ACHC Certification confirms that Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center is providing high-quality care as determined by an independent, external process of evaluation.

"We have a great team at the Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center. This certification affirms the dedication of the Franciscan Health and Forté teams working together to provide exceptional care to all patients served," said Trish Weber, chief operating officer for Franciscan Health Mooresville and Carmel. "Franciscan is proud to partner with Forté, the camaraderie we have is unmatched. It has positioned us very well for the future as orthopedic services continue to grow."

Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center features a high-tech surgery center, offering the latest advancements in musculoskeletal procedures. Outpatient services provided at the facility include: joint replacement, hip and knee, hand, wrist and upper extremity, shoulder, spine, foot and ankle and pain management.

"Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center clearly demonstrates a commitment to quality and patient safety," said Meg Gravesmill, vice president, ACHC. "We base our decision on the findings of an extensive and thorough on-site review of advanced joint replacement against standards for organizational operations and clinical services that drive patient safety and continuous quality improvement. Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center has earned the distinction of ACHC certification through its performance in successfully meeting those standards."

Find more information about the Franciscan Orthopedic Surgery Center, here.

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