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Published on May 01, 2013

MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® / Institute of Excellence™

MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement and spine surgery.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland was selected [IOQ] for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

“Our surgeons and their teams received the Aetna Institute of Quality/Institute of Excellence recognition because they adhere to rigorous quality and safety protocols and achieve excellent patient outcomes,” said Shelli Wood, vice president and chief nursing officer of MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland. “This is a measurable way for patients to know that they can feel confident in choosing MidMichigan for such surgical care.

Hip and knee surgeries at MidMichigan Medical Center–Midland include total hip and knee replacements, partial knee replacements and unicompartmental knee replacements. The Medical Center’s Joint Camp program for hip, knee and shoulder replacement promotes faster recovery times, higher patient satisfaction, improved clinical outcomes and lower risk of infection.

The Medical Center’s spine surgeries include minimally invasive procedures, such as kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty and microdiscectomy, which allow patients to return home the same day. Additional procedures include multi-level decompressive lumbar laminectomy, decompressive cervical laminectomy, and multi-level fusions.