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Orthopaedic Center of Excellence Designation

DNV GL Healthcare's Orthopaedic Center of Excellence Designation - Pushing boundaries to keep orthopaedic programs at peak performance!

Building on the success of our hospital accreditation programs, DNV GL Healthcare offers an Orthopaedic Center of Excellence Designation that affirms an organization’s excellence in the provision of diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to orthopaedic care.

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What is an Orthopaedic Center of Excellence Designation?

The Orthopaedic Center of Excellence designation is obtained by achieving certification in at least three (3) orthopaedic service line programs. The requirements set forth by DNV GL Healthcare are based on the guidelines, recommendations and practices recognized by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

Orthopaedic Service Line 

Currently, the DNV GL Healthcare orthopaedic service line programs include Hip & Knee Replacement Program Certification, Shoulder Surgery Program Certification and Spine Surgery Program Certification.

Certification Survey

Organizations have the option to combine three surveys into a 2.5 day Orthopaedic Center of Excellence Designation survey. The certification survey focuses on processes across the continuum of care that contribute to positive outcomes and support performance improvement.

  • An annual announced survey
  • Qualified DNV GL surveyor conducts the survey
  • Survey agenda and document request list provided in advance to assist with organizational planning
  • No required data submission outside the Corrective Action Plan process as audit activity incorporates program data review annually
  • Survey activity audits the three programs across the continuum of care

What makes DNV GL Healthcare certification unique?

The integration of the ISO 9001 process approach with DNV GL Healthcare certifications enable an organization to improve patient safety and quality by taking a broader view of what drives success. Certification will allow organizations to identify critical risks and relevant processes that impact long-term goals.

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