Foundation Surgical Hospital Of El Paso Honored As Center Of Excellence For Orthopedic Surgery

EL PASO, Texas, Aug. 10, 2016 — Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso has received Foundation HealthCare’s Center of Excellence Award in Orthopedic Surgery. This award recognizes and awards rigorous standards of orthopedic surgery excellence.

“We proudly accept this award signifying our team’s commitment to orthopedic surgery,” said Don Burris, PhD, CEO of Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso. “I want to thank our highly-skilled and dedicated physicians and staff for providing the type of care and experience that our patients expect and deserve.”

“I would like to thank and recognize Patricia Maldonado, RN, Director of Surgical Services who, along with her staff, coordinated the collection of data, and also the production of an educational packet for the patients,” said Evelyn Jirasakhiran, RN, Chief Nursing Officer for Foundation Surgical of El Paso. “I also want to thank and recognize Sam Garcia, RN, Director of Nursing Operations and his staff for making sure that our patients are satisfied with how we control their pain after surgery. Nursing plays a very important role in the fast recovery of our orthopedic patients,” she added.

“This recognition honors Foundation Surgical of El Paso for exceeding the highest standards of orthopedic care,” said Cindy Braly, Chief Nursing Officer for Foundation HealthCare.

“Foundation HealthCare’s Center of Excellence Award in Orthopedic Surgery requires quality improvement in surgery and a team focused on exceeding clinical benchmarks and guidelines. But most importantly, commitment to excellence that improves the health and well-being of our patients,” Braly added.

To be recognized as a Center of Excellence, organizations must pass a rigorous evaluation process that demands involvement from all leadership and staff and achieve exceptional results. The process includes objective performance and outcomes evidence demonstrating exceptional qualitative and quantitative patient care and outcomes.

“All of our exceptional orthopedic surgeons are highly deserving of this honor and the entire hospital family is extremely proud to be recognized as a Center of Excellence in nursing, and now, orthopedic surgery,” said Burris.

“Foundation Surgical Hospital of El Paso is focused on delivering the right treatment in the right way at the right time and sets very high standards and our hospital has responded with excellent results,” said Burris.

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