Southeast Georgia Health System Receives Three Star UnitedHealth Premium® Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center Designation

Southeast Georgia Health System is proud to announce its JointReplacementCenterhas received the UnitedHealth Premium specialty center designation of Three Stars in recognition of its quality care and cost efficiency.
 
“The UnitedHealth Premium designation means that our health system has met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice,” says J. Kevin Brooks, M.D., medical director, SoutheastGeorgiaHealthSystemJointReplacementCenter. “The criteria incorporate measurements of breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality and outcomes reporting.”
 
“This honor validates the level of quality care and attention to detail our team puts into the patient’s experience, from the pre-surgical education to the joint replacement procedure, and the specialized recovery care provided in our recently opened Orthopaedic & Spine Center,” adds Dr. Brooks.
 
UnitedHealthcare®developed the UnitedHealth Premium specialty center program to give its members information and access to hospitals meeting rigorous quality criteria. The designation is based on detailed information about specialized training, practice capabilities and outcomes and is designed to help members make informed decisions should they need total joint replacement care.
 
“We are very excited that UnitedHealth has recognized our Joint Replacement Program and our outstanding physicians and staff for their standards of care,” says Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president and CEO. “This is just one more example of why the communities we serve can count on us to provide safe, quality, and cost-effective health care.”