The profile, “Comprehensive Orthopedic Surgical Program to Improve Patient Experience, Increases Patient Satisfaction, Reduce Length of Stay and Allows More Patients to be Discharged Directly Home,” outlines the many successes of the Bone & Joint Program in its efforts to provide clinical support, expert care and education to orthopedic patients. To view the full profile, visit http://innovations.ahrq.gov/content.aspx?id=2656.

“We are very excited about this significant recognition by the federal government’s Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality,” said Deborah Cronin-Waelde, RN, ONC, program coordinator for the Hallmark Health Bone & Joint Program. “It validates how our multi-disciplinary approach to orthopedic care contributes to the highest levels of clinical quality and patient satisfaction.”

The Hallmark Health Bone & Joint Program is modeled after the best bone and joint programs in the country and has been tailored to fit into a community hospital setting. The program is staffed with high-quality, board-certified orthopedic surgeons and specially trained nurses and therapists that are among the best in the region.

No longer do patients and their families need to navigate the traffic and parking issues of Boston in order to receive high quality bone and joint care, as the Hallmark Health Bone & Joint Program offer the same up-to-date techniques close to home.

For more information about the Hallmark Health Bone & Joint Program, visit www.hallmarkhealth.org and click on ‘Medical Services.’

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Hallmark Health System is the premier, charitable provider of vital health services to Boston's northern communities. The system includes Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford; Melrose Wakefield Hospital, Melrose; Hallmark Health Cancer Center, Stoneham; The CHEM Center for MRI, Stoneham; Hallmark Health Medical Center, Reading; Hallmark Health VNA and Hospice, Malden; Lawrence Memorial/Regis College Nursing and Radiography Programs, Medford and Hallmark Health Medical Associates, Inc. Hallmark Health is affiliated with Massachusetts General Hospital for cardiology and Tufts Medical Center for neonatology.

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