Butler Memorial Hospital is proud to announce that it has been designated
a UPMC Health Plan Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence.
This UPMC Health Plan program recognizes surgical facilities and orthopedic
surgeons that demonstrate high quality outcomes, low complication rates,
and the best patient experience for UPMC Health Plan members in need of
joint replacement surgery.
“Hip and knee replacement surgery is a serious decision,” said
Dr. Thomas Muzzonigro, Medical Director. “Patients who choose Butler
Memorial Hospital are choosing a facility that has demonstrated high quality
performance and commitment to UPMC Health Plan’s high standards
for patient-centered care, best outcomes, and continuous quality improvement
that achieves the best results and minimizes complications.”
Orthopedic surgeons and hospitals who are awarded the Center of Excellence
designation have passed a rigorous credentialing process based upon established
patient-centric and evidence-based best practices that result in best
patient outcomes. In this process, they must demonstrate the finest patient
experience throughout the entire care process, from pre-surgical consultation
to postsurgical recovery and return to a functional lifestyle, and a commitment
to continuous quality improvement.
“Hip and knee joint replacement surgeries are among the most frequently
performed orthopedic surgeries in the U.S. and it’s important that
UPMC Health Plan ensure our members receive the highest quality of care,”
said Amy Helwig MD, MS, chief quality officer at UPMC Health Plan.
Butler Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a UPMC Health Plan Hip
and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence
The goal of the Center of Excellence program is to help members make an
informed decision about their care through better information on quality
and outcomes so they can get back to doing the activities they enjoy.”
To learn more about the UPMC Health Plan Hip and Knee Joint Replacement
Surgery Center of Excellence, please contact Gretchen Fineman, Orthopedic
Navigator, Butler Memorial Hospital at 724-284-4005 or email at Gretchen.Fineman@butlerhealthsystem.org.
Additional information can also be found at
UPMC Members looking for additional details are encouraged to call the
number on the back of their Member ID card.
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Butler Health System – Caring Hands. Remarkable Minds
For nearly 120 years, Butler Health System’s flagship, Butler Memorial
Hospital has maintained its independence and has continued to grow to
meet the needs of a 7-county region. The 294 bed hospital, along with
numerous outpatient locations for lab, imaging, cardiology testing, and
over 50 primary and specialty physician offices throughout Butler, Armstrong,
Clarion, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer and Venango counties comprise Butler
For more information, visit butlerhealthsystem.org
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