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Thursday, May 28, 2015 - Inspira Elmer Receives National Award for Orthopedic Excellence
The only hospital in New Jersey recognized with the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® for Orthopedics

Elmer, NJ – May 27, 2015 – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 719,000 total knee replacements and 332,000 total hip replacements were performed in 2010. In 2014, The National Osteoporosis Foundation reported that a woman’s risk of hip fracture is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer (NOF 2014, “What Women Need to Know”). The Women’s Choice Award identifies America’s Best Hospitals in Orthopedics in order to address the growing need for bone and joint care, and disease prevention.

Inspira Medical Center Elmer recently became the only hospital in New Jersey to receive the 2015 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospital’s for Orthopedics, providing exceptional patient care and treatment. By earning the Women’s Choice Award seal, Inspira Medical Center Elmer has joined an elite network of hospitals committed to a global mission to empower women to make informed health care choices for them and their families. Based on the Women’s Choice survey process, Inspira Medical Center Elmer ranked in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for orthopedic care.

“We are very proud to have received national recognition for quality orthopedic care through the 2015 Women’s Choice Award,” said Elizabeth Sheridan, R.N., M.A., chief operating officer of Inspira Medical Centers Elmer and Vineland. “We are driven by our mission to provide patients with high quality care close to home. We do this by providing people in the community access to highly skilled physicians with advanced training as well as an experienced staff who are committed to patient education and support that is tailored to each patient’s needs.”

Hospitals qualify as an America’s Best Hospital for Orthopedics based on an in-depth proprietary scoring process, utilizing data reported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As one of America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, Inspira Medical Center Elmer was selected due to their excellent rating in areas such as post-treatment complications, patient recommendation ratings, availability of microscopic surgery and adequate post-surgical care.  

“Being recognized as a hospital of choice among women takes the commitment of leadership and staff, as well as an ongoing devotion to providing every patient with quality care and a positive patient experience,” said Janet Davies, vice president of Patient Care Services at Inspira Medical Center Elmer. “Our highly skilled orthopedic surgeons and staff demonstrate remarkable dedication to their patients each and every day and we are pleased to offer these services right here in the community.”  
For more information about Inspira Medical Center Elmer, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org.

About Inspira Health Network
Inspira Health Network is a charitable nonprofit health care organization formed in November 2012 by the merger of South Jersey Healthcare and Underwood-Memorial Hospital. The network, which traces its roots to 1899, now comprises three hospitals, four multi-specialty health centers and a total of more than 60 locations. These include outpatient imaging and rehabilitation centers; urgent care; numerous specialty centers, including sleep medicine, cardiac testing and wound care; home care and hospice; and more than two dozen primary and specialty physician practices in Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem counties.

Together with its medical staff of more than 1,100 physicians and other care providers, as well as more than 5,500 employees, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing quality care in a safe environment. For more information about Inspira Health Network, visit www.InspiraHealthNetwork.org or call 1-800-INSPIRA.

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S CHOICE AWARD®
The Women’s Choice Award sets the standard for helping women make smarter choices by collectively identifying the brands, products, and services most recommended and trusted by women - those that deliver a customer experience worthy of their recommendation. Awards are based on surveys of thousands of women, as well as research conducted in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania on what drives the consumer experience for women versus men. As the leading advocate for female consumers, WomenCertified Inc., home of the Women’s Choice Award, created the first national award based on the ratings and preferences of women to provide them with a collective voice. Women can make their preferences heard and be part of the mission toward a million voices strong by visiting the Women’s Choice Award’s official website and joining the network.