When it comes to hip replacement, knee replacement and treatment for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), physicians at Orlando Health represent some of the best in the nation. Their care in these specialties has been rated high performing, according to the newest “Best Hospital” rating program from U.S. News & World Report. Only eight percent of U.S. hospitals that were evaluated for COPD treatment were rated high performing. High performing knee and hip replacement hospitals represented just 10 and 11 percent respectively.
Both programs have been recognized for their leading-edge innovations.
Orlando Health’s pulmonary program offers clinical trials and procedures that are unavailable elsewhere in the area. For example, 10 years ago the practice started doing electromagnetic navigational bronchoscopies to detect cancer when it’s only in Stage 1. And it was one of the first in the state to perform the bronchial thermoplasty procedure to help asthma patients.
In 2008, Orlando Health’s Orthopedic Institute was the first in greater Orlando to perform the anterior approach for hip replacement, a procedure that eliminates the need to cut the hip muscle and enables patients to regain mobility faster than traditional hip-replacement surgeries. Orlando Health orthopedic surgeons also have been involved with the development of innovative total knee replacement technologies that have shown improved function and earlier return of range of motion. The surgeons are internationally recognized for their expertise in hip and knee replacements.
In 2011, the Orlando Health Heart Institute was officially dedicated, ushering in a new collaborative approach to patient care that includes advanced diagnostic services, the most current surgical and non-surgical treatment options, comprehensive education and innovative research. The organization also implemented structured heart failure outpatient comprehensive treatment programs on all Orlando Health campuses. Heart failure directors were appointed on each campus and at the corporate level to enhance system-wide collaboration.