UofL Health – Mary & Elizabeth Hospital has received certification from DNV as a Shoulder Surgery Center, affirming the hospital’s readiness to provide initial diagnostic services, surgical services and therapies related to comprehensive shoulder care.
“This certification lets our community know we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible care for shoulder-related injuries, “ said Kevin Harreld, M.D., orthopedic surgeon and medical director of the shoulder surgery program at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. “It’s a combination of the right equipment, personnel and training to exhibit excellence in orthopedic solutions for shoulder pain and complicated problems the upper extremities.
The DNV Should Surgery Program Certification is based on standards set forth by the DNV standards and adherence to guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and affirms that the hospital addresses the full spectrum of diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and education, and establishes clear metrics to evaluate outcomes.
“Achieving certification in a clinical area shows the hospital’s ongoing commitment to excellence and treatment standards,” said Melisa Adkins, EJD, MBA, BSN, RN, chief executive officer at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital. “It also shows patients in the community and region that Mary & Elizabeth Hospital is performing at the highest possible level. That is very important when communicating to patients why they should choose us for their health care needs.”
DNV is a global independent certification, assurance and risk management provider, operating in more than 100 countries. Through its broad experience and deep expertise, DNV advances safety and sustainable performance, sets industry benchmarks and drives innovative solutions.
Lauren Hicks, MSN, BSN, RN, director of quality, risk and safety at Mary & Elizabeth Hospital said that a cross-department team of nearly 20 individuals worked for over a year to prepare for the accreditation survey to be eligible to receive this accreditation. She said that earning the award validated that those providing surgical care for shoulder treatment at the hospital are giving patients the absolute best care with strict adherence to quality, safety and service standards.
The following individuals comprised the Mary & Elizabeth Hospital team who worked to achieve this accreditation:
Dr. Kevin Harreld, M.D. – Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Jeffery Graves, M.D. – Vice President Medical Affairs & Medical Director of Anesthesiology
Dr. John Wilson, M.D. – Anesthesiologist
Chris Williams MHA, BSN, RN, NEA-BC, CPHQ – RN Peer Review & PI Coordinator
Pam Akins, MBA, BSN, RN – Vice President Patient Care Services/Chief Nursing Officer
Brooke Roberts, MSN, RN – Director Inpatient & Medical Detox
Jenny Camp, RN – Orthopedic Coordinator
Chelsea Shireman, MSN, RN – Nurse Manager Surgical Services
Samantha Wells, BSN, RN – Nurse Manager Surgical Services
Stephanie Frields, BSN, RN-BC – Nurse Educator II Surgical Services
Matthew Fredrick, CRCST, LSSGB – Manager Sterile Processing Department
Kim Ransdell, MSN, RN, CNOR– Director Surgical Services
Lisa Morabito, BSN, RN - Nurse Manager Surgical Progressive Unit
Christall Ingle, BSN, RN – Nurse Manager Case Management
Tiffaney Taylor, OTR/L – Supervisor Acute Care Rehabilitation Services
Adam Crone, PharmD – Director of Pharmacy: Suburban Campuses
Samantha Harris – Patient Experience Coach