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Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center has been recognized by Becker’s Healthcare as one of the “100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs 2018.”

“I want to congratulate our entire orthopedics team on this significant achievement,” said Mark D. Sparta, FACHE, president, Hackensack University Medical Center, executive vice president, Population Health, Hackensack Meridian Health. “This recognition is a demonstration of their dedication to provide the highest quality, human-centered care.”

According to Becker’s Healthcare, hospitals included on this list are national leaders in orthopedic care with rich histories of innovation and have won grants to research musculoskeletal treatments. Many are high volume centers for quality care, outcomes and innovation in musculoskeletal wellness. In addition to standout orthopedic care, the programs on this list feature top-notch research departments and tout well-respected surgeons in the field.

“We are excited to receive this recognition for the second year in a row,” said Michael A. Kelly, M.D., chair of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and chair of the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Hackensack University Medical Center. “It is a pleasure and privilege to collaborate with our exceptional team in service of our patients, their families and the community.”

The Orthopedic program at Hackensack University Medical Center was awarded an Advanced Disease Specific Certification in Total Joint Replacement by the Joint Commission and was the first hospital in New Jersey to achieve Disease Specific Certification for Hip Fracture care. The department includes 80 orthopedists and focuses on minimizing the use of opioids in the care of patients.

In compiling the list, the Becker’s team examined several rankings and ratings along with the program’s reputation for innovation. Becker’s Hospital Review has published a version of this list since 2011.

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