TriStar Centennial Receives UnitedHealth Premium® Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center Designation

June 15, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (June 15, 2012)TriStar Centennial recently received the UnitedHealth Premium® Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center designation in recognition of quality care.

“We are very excited that our joint program received this designation,” said Jeff LeCates, TriStar Centennial’s director of rehabilitation. “Our experienced Joint Center team provides pre-surgical patient education, performs a range of joint replacement procedures, and provides specialized recovery care in our recently expanded orthopaedic area, all with the shared goal of helping our total joint replacement patients regain maximum mobility and get back to an active lifestyle after they return home.”

TriStar Centennial physicians work with a team of specially trained nurses, physical therapists, pain management experts, case managers, and dieticians to focus on patient wellness and quick recovery. Total joint replacement procedures offered include those for the shoulder, hip, and knee.

UnitedHealthcare® developed the UnitedHealth Premium specialty center program to give its members information and access to hospitals meeting rigorous quality criteria. The designation is based on detailed information about specialized training, practice capabilities, and outcomes, and is designed to help members make informed decisions should they need total joint replacement care.

To receive this designation, TriStar Centennial met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The criteria incorporate measurements of breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality and outcomes reporting.

The UnitedHealth Premium designation means patients can depend on TriStar Centennial for conscientious, reliable total joint replacement care. To learn more about orthopaedic and rehabilitation services offered, visit TriStarHealth.com and select TriStar Centennial or call (615) 342-1919.

Celebrating 44 years of providing quality healthcare to Nashville, Middle Tennessee and the surrounding region, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is a 657-bed comprehensive facility offering medical and surgical programs including behavioral health, 24-hour emergency, heart and vascular, imaging, neurosciences, oncology, orthopaedics, pediatrics, rehabilitation, sleep disorder, and women’s services. An affiliate of TriStar Health, TriStar Centennial Medical Center is home to TriStar Centennial Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, TriStar Centennial Women’s & Children’s, TriStar Centennial Heart & Vascular Center as well as TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion, one of the oldest and largest full-service psychiatric facilities in the region. Round-the-clock care is also available at TriStar Ashland City, a critical access hospital in nearby Cheatham County. The new TriStar Emergency Room at Spring Hill will provide 24-hour emergency care for nearby Spring Hill, Tenn., and surrounding communities when it opens in 2013. For more information about the services offered and health plans accepted by TriStar Centennial Medical Center or TriStar Health, call TriStar MedLine® at (615) 342-1919 or (800) 242-5662, or visit TriStarHealth.com and choose TriStar Centennial Medical Center. TriStar Centennial Medical Center is located at 2300 Patterson Street in Nashville.

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