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Lawsuit Dropped To Prevent AHCCCS Hospital Payment Cuts

3 Abrazo Hospitals Earn Top Performer Recognition

Abrazo Health, the second largest health care delivery system in Arizona, has announced today that Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital have been named Top Performers on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission, the leading accreditor of health care organizations in America.

The three Abrazo Health hospitals are recognized for exemplary performance in using evidence-based clinical processes that are shown to improve care for certain conditions. The clinical processes focus on care for heart attack, pneumonia, surgery, children’s asthma, stroke and venous thromboembolism, as well as inpatient psychiatric services. New this year is a category for immunization for pneumonia and influenza.

Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital are among 1,099 hospitals in the U.S. earning the distinction of Top Performer on Key Quality Measures for attaining and sustaining excellence in accountability measure performance. This is the second year in a row that Maryvale Hospital is being recognized as a Top Performer.

Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital and all the Top Performer hospitals have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to quality improvement and they should be proud of their achievement,” says Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president and chief executive officer, The Joint Commission.”

“We understand that what matters most to patients at Abrazo Health is safe, effective care. That’s why our organization has made a commitment to accreditation and to positive patient outcomes through evidence-based care processes. Arrowhead Hospital, Maryvale Hospital and Paradise Valley Hospital are proud to receive the distinction of being a Top Performer on Key Quality Measures,” says Ken Howell, President of Abrazo Health.

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Arrowhead first to offer MAKOplasty hip surgery

Arrowhead Hospital is the first hospital in the state to offer the MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA), the latest innovation in total hip replacement surgery performed using the RIO®, Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System. RIO® is a highly advanced, surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables the accurate alignment and positioning of implants. Orthopedic surgeons at Arrowhead Hospital performed the first MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA) at the hospital on Wednesday, January 18.
The advantage to using this cutting edge robotic surgical technology provides the specially trained orthopedic surgeon a patient-specific 3-D reconstruction to pre-plan the patient’s hip replacement. During the procedure, tactile, visual, auditory feedback, and real-time data assists the surgeon in preparing the hip joint and placing the implants in the desired orientation with more accuracy.

“The MAKOplasty® Total Hip Arthroplasty allows me to more accurately position the implant, which is an important aspect in improving surgical outcomes and the lifespan of the implants used for hip replacement,” said Shane Martin, M.D., specially-trained MAKOplasty® orthopedic surgeon at Arrowhead Hospital. “The robotic arm technology enables me to achieve a new level of precision using the latest techniques in total hip replacement and is designed to restore patient mobility and active lifestyle.”

The MAKOplasty® THA, a groundbreaking surgical solution to potentially relieving hip pain, is indicated for patients who suffer from non-inflammatory or inflammatory degenerative joint disease.