St. Joseph Healthcare Receives Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Certification From DNV

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Bangor, Maine, November 2022

St. Joseph Healthcare announces that it has received Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement Certification from DNV. This certification affirms an organization’s excellence in orthopedic surgery within the scope of hip and knee arthroplasty and related procedures inclusive of initial diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to hip and knee replacement care.

“St. Joseph Healthcare and DownEast Orthopedics have partnered to provide exemplary orthopedic surgical care for our community, and that commitment has led to implementing the necessary processes and components to meet the expectations of this certification. It’s a win-win-win for our community and both health care organizations,” shared Dr. Tsismenakis, Orthopedic Surgeon at DownEast Orthopedics. “Advanced Hip & Knee Certification lets our patients know we have the resources and commitment to provide the best possible care for Hip and Knee replacement,” says Dr. David Koffman, Vice President of Medical Affairs at St. Joseph Healthcare. “The Bangor region can be confident that we have the advanced technology, team and training to exhibit excellence in orthopedic surgery from diagnosis to treatment, education, and post-surgery rehabilitation. Achieving this certification validates all the effort we have put into this program to ensure best in class care for our patients.”

The DNV Advanced Hip and Knee Replacement Certification requirements are informed by the ERAS® Society Orthopaedic guidelines, the guidelines of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and relevant requirements of the CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals.

“Achieving certification shows 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 St. Joseph Healthcare
St. Joseph Healthcare, a member of Covenant Health, was founded in 1947 by the Felician Sisters with a mission to support the overall wellness and healing of a patient’s mind, body, and spirit. Located in Bangor, Maine, St. Joseph Healthcare is a 112-bed acute care community hospital supported by a network of primary care providers and specialists focused on delivering personalized care to all. St. Joseph Healthcare employs more than 1,000 people in more than 30 departments. Our dedicated team members extend the very best care to others by living our mission every day.

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About DownEast Orthopedics
DownEast Orthopedics is devoted to providing the highest quality orthopedic care to the people of Central, Northern, and Eastern Maine. They are the leading orthopedic practice serving the area and one of the top practices in the Northeast. Their physicians utilize the latest diagnostic technology and surgical techniques to provide best in class Orthopedic care. At DownEast Orthopedics, their highly skilled surgeons perform more than 3,500 inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures per year.

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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.

Whether certifying a company’s management system or products, accrediting hospitals, providing training, assessing supply chains or digital assets, DNV enables customers and stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence, continually improve and realize long-term strategic goals sustainably.

DNV draws on its wide technical and industry expertise to help companies worldwide build consumer and stakeholder trust. Driven by its purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, DNV helps tackle the challenges and global transformations facing its customers and the world today and is a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.
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