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Banner Baywood earns re-certification for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture management

MESA, Ariz., Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --The Joint Commission recently re-certified and awarded Banner Baywood Medical Center its Gold Seal of Approval for meeting national standards for health care quality and safety for Disease-Specific Care in hip fracture management.

Older adults can prevent hip fractures, but unfortunately many of them are prone to falls that result in these injuries. As a result, hip fractures can cause serious harm, and illness. As incidence of hip fractures increases, Banner Baywood focused on becoming one of the first hospitals in the state of Arizona to receive its certification last year to better serve the aging population.

This year, the hospital underwent a rigorous onsite survey, passing all criteria for re-certification. According to the Joint Commission, a certified facility must provide continuous, safe, high quality care, treatment and services by identifying opportunities for improvement processes. Banner Baywood's Hip Fracture program showed a faster process for patients being taken to surgery, decreased length of stay and fewer readmissions. Banner Medical Group orthopedic surgeons in partnership with leaders from within the hospital have been the biggest supporters of the program.  

"Undergoing a stringent survey with no recommendations for improvement is proof that we're passionate about our patients and they're receiving the best and highest quality of care," said Laura Robertson, CEO of Banner Baywood Medical Center. "I'm proud of the stellar work our staff and physicians have achieved over the years, focusing on comprehensive, leading-edge treatments for our patients that put us at the forefront of orthopedic care."

The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 18,000 health care organizations and programs in the United States. It's one of the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting and accrediting body in health care. The organization's Disease-Specific Care Certification program is designed to evaluate clinical programs across the continuum of care.

Banner Baywood Medical Center is an acute care hospital in Mesa, Ariz. The hospital is a Primary Stroke Center and also offers orthopedics, heart care, emergency care, surgery, cancer care, acute rehabilitation, women's health, and obstetrics. The 50,000 square-foot emergency department offers advanced emergency care and medical imaging technology. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/Baywood.

Banner Medical Group (BMG), Banner Health's employed provider group, is a team of more than 1,300 physicians and advanced practitioners and more than 3,500 total employees located in Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. BMG providers serve patients in a variety of care settings. BMG primary care providers like pediatricians, internists, family medicine physicians and obstetrician/gynecologists staff Banner Health Clinics and Banner Health Centers, and BMG specialists care for patients in both clinic and hospital settings. For more information, visit www.BannerHealth.com/bmg.

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