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Monday, July 1, 2013 - Inspira Medical Center Elmer Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for Spine Surgery

ELMER, NJ (July 1) – Inspira Medical Center Elmer was recently designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® (IOQ) Orthopedic Care Facility for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care for spine surgery.

“Our physicians, nurses and ancillary staff have an excellent reputation of working together to provide our patients with quality care that emphasizes clinical excellence and compassion,” said Dave Yhlen, chief operating officer of Inspira Medical Center Elmer and site administrator for Inspira Health Center Bridgeton. “Each and every one of them has been committed to providing exceptional care for our community members and it is truly an honor for our program to be recognized as an Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care Facility.”  

As part of the Inspira Health Network, Inspira Medical Center Elmer offers minimally invasive same-day surgical procedures and complex inpatient surgical procedures, including neurosurgery, joint replacement and spine surgery. The hospital offers four modern, spacious operating suites, including one specially designed for orthopedic procedures.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions.

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, Inspira Health Network provides evidence-based care to help each patient achieve the best possible outcome. Clinical and support staffs are focused on providing safe care in a safe environment.