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SUMMIT ORTHOPEDICS: RIGHT-SIZED CARE “With the growth of Vadnais Heights and the surrounding communities, the physician leaders at Summit saw an opportunity to invest in the community and develop a destination experience for orthopedic care, drawing individuals and families from across the Twin Cities,” said Adam Berry, CEO, Summit Orthopedics. Summit Orthopedics/Vadnais Heights campus has become a destination for advanced spine and total joint procedures – attracting an estimated 74,500 patients from across the metro area, several states and outside the country. A more inventive way of meeting the needs of today’s patients is what Summit Orthopedics calls Right-Sized Care. “Right-Sized Ca re means if a procedure can be done safely and effectively in a surgery center, it should be performed there rather than a hospital. In the same way, if a procedure can be done in the clinic setting safely and effectively, then it should be done there rather than a surgery center. This trend seeks to drive down healthcare costs, and Summit has been quick to embrace this type of thinking with the new model for total joint replacement and advanced spine procedures being done in a surgery center environment rather than the hospital,” said Summit CEO Berry. Summit Orthopedics’ Vadnais Heights Surgery Center earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The facility is one of just two ambulatory surgery centers nationwide to receive the certification. The advanced certification was developed in response to the growing number of patients undergoing a total hip or total knee replacement surgery in the U.S. Also, there has been an increased focus on clinical evidence-based patient care as it relates to pain management, quality of life issues, functional limitation in mobility, and the return to normal daily activities. For example, since opening in 2014, the average satisfaction level for patients undergoing total hip or knee replacements at Summit’s Vadnais Heights facility was 96.2 out of 100; the average infection rate was between just .1 - .5 percent; and the average time between surgery and ambulation was between three hours and 10 minutes and three hours and 23 minutes, with patients traveling an average of 95 to 98 feet. Summit CEO Berry noted, “Patients want the best care available at the best price. Through our Vadnais Heights Surgery Center, Summit provides this service. And now The Joint Commission, the leading healthcare accreditation organization in the country, has recognized Summit’s value.” 3580 Arcade Street S, Vadnais Heights 651-968-5201 (appointments) summitortho.com Has back pain turned you into a spectator? If back pain limits the way you live, let us help. We successfully treat 85% of our spine patients with proven therapies that relieve pain without surgery. Learn more at summitortho.com vhedc.com 65