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Optum Center of Excellence

by Marketing

Optum Names McBride Orthopedic Hospital Center of Excellence for Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery

McBride Orthopedic Hospital has been designated as a Center of Excellence (COE) by Optum for its clients seeking joint replacement and spine surgery. The Optum Centers of Excellence program is a resource for patients designed to identify high quality care, qualified surgeons and care teams who anticipate their needs and guide their recoveries.

Employers with access to Optum's COE Network now have the option of selecting McBride Orthopedic Hospital for total hip/knee replacements and spine procedures. Through their relationship with Optum, some of the largest employers in the nation will have access to this award-winning facility.

The contract between McBride Orthopedic Hospital and Optum is a bundled arrangement that aligns high quality outcomes and efficient cost to improve the healthcare system for everyone.

Employers with the program will have their members guided through the joint replacement and/or spine care process by a nurse navigator who will help them choose a physician, provide information about the procedures, and offer seamless medical care from diagnosis to recovery.

In addition, these members will receive a financial incentive through their plan to use the program and COE facility. This alignment with high quality and efficient cost is creating positive outcomes for all involved stakeholders.

Based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, Optum is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone by delivering intelligent, integrated solutions to modernize the health system and improve overall population health.

"We selected McBride Orthopedic Hospital to be a Center of Excellence because it represents a commitment to patients during the most critical points of joint replacement and spine care," said Dr. Jon R. Friedman, a Chief Medical Officer within the Optum business who oversees the COE program. "We commend McBride for its excellence in providing this level of quality in the care of patients. "

McBride Orthopedic Hospital is a 100% physician-owned specialty hospital which employs more than 700 clinical and non-clinical professionals committed to the seamless delivery of healthcare to patients.

"It is a great honor to receive Optum's Center of Excellence designation," says Mark Galliart, CEO, McBride Orthopedic Hospital. "Our physicians and staff work tirelessly to provide a superior level of care to patients. To receive a designation of this magnitude from Optum is confirmation to our entire organization that commitment to professionalism, quality-based protocols and patient satisfaction leads to exceptional levels of accomplishment."