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Orthopedics: DNV Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence Designation

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DNV Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence SymbolIowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics announces receipt of the Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence Designation from DNV. This designation affirms an organization’s excellence in the provision of diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to orthopedic and spine care. 

Iowa Specialty Hospital’s Orthopedic program is the first facility in Iowa to have been found to be compliant with the requirements of the following four areas: Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence Designation (OSCED); Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Certification (AHKRC); Advanced Spine Surgery Certification (ASpSC) and Advanced Shoulder Surgery Certification (AShSC).   

 “This designation assures our community that we have the ability to provide consistent, high quality orthopedic and spine care” says Steve Simonin, President & CEO. “The community can be confident that we have the equipment, personnel and training to be a demonstrated leader in the safe delivery of orthopedic and spine services. Achieving this designation validates all the effort we put into ensuring the health and safety of our patients.”

The DNV Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence Designation is obtained by achieving advanced certification in at least three (3) advanced programs. The DNV advanced orthopedic and spine requirements are informed by the guidelines and recommendations of organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the ERAS® Society, the North American Spine Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and relevant requirements of the CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals.  

“Achieving designation shows a commitment to excellence,” says Kelly Proctor, President of DNV Healthcare USA Inc. “It helps demonstrate to your community that you are performing at the highest level.” 


About DNV

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, drives innovative solutions. 

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