Erlanger Health System’s Orthopaedic and Neurosurgery and Spine programs have been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review as among the Top 100 programs in the nation.
Becker’s Hospital Review released two reports naming the top 100 U.S. health systems of 2018 with great neurosurgery and spine programs and orthopedics programs. The articles named the Chattanooga-based Erlanger Health System among the top 100 nationwide. Erlanger was one of only two Tennessee healthcare providers named in the neurosurgery and spine category and one of three in the orthopedic category.
"These specialty programs earned recognition for multiple reasons including quality of care, patient satisfaction and innovation. Many of the orthopedic programs highlighted by Becker’s have rich histories of innovation and have won grants to research musculoskeletal treatments. The nation’s leading centers also offer robust non-operative services and provide care to professional and elite athletes in their communities," officials said.
“Erlanger has supported my dream of creating an orthopaedic center of excellence,” said Dr. Mark G. Freeman, medical director of the Erlanger Orthopaedic Institute. “I was a resident at Erlanger and came back because of the excellent quality of care and education it offered. Over the last 10 years, we've built a team of physicians, nurses, techs and medical staff that continues to be recognized nationally for the quality orthopaedic care we provide in the region. This latest recognition is a win for our patients, a win for the community, and is indicative of the resources support Erlanger leadership has provided in support of our team.”
"Health systems recognized for having leading neurosurgery and spine programs were cited by Becker’s for their treatment and cutting edge research into neurosurgical disorders. Many of those featured have earned top honors for medical excellence, outcomes and patient experience in their spine and brain surgery departments," officials said.
“Neurosurgery has been part of my life as long as I can remember as a member of my family has been providing neurosurgical care in Chattanooga for the past 60 plus years,” said Dr. Peter Boehm, Jr., neuro and spine surgeon at Erlanger Health System. “We have an amazing group of neurosurgeons who provide top level care for which we are very proud. Being included in Becker’s Top 100 is a great achievement for Erlanger, our group of neurosurgeons and the entire region we serve.”
"In making its determination of the Top 100 list, the editorial team at Becker’s took several rankings and awards into consideration, including U.S. News & World Report rankings, CareChex rankings, Healthgrades awards, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction Center designation, national and regional ranking for neurological care and hospitals' reputations for innovation in care," officials said.