Franciscan hospitals earn distinction

Central Indiana Franciscan Health hospitals have been designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement surgery and spine surgery.

Franciscan Health Mooresville and Carmel received the distinction for their total joint replacement program. The Indianapolis hospital was recognized for its spine performance.

Aetna provides information about the quality and cost of healthcare services at Franciscan available to its members to help them make informed decisions about care at the hospitals. Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.

The designation for Mooresville and Carmel is the latest recognition received for these hospitals’ joint replacement programs. Surgical teams at the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery perform about 2,500 joint replacements each year.

Franciscan Health Indianapolis is a leader in south-central Indiana for surgical and non-operative spine care. The comprehensive spine program at the Neurosciences Center in Indianapolis offers a full spectrum of services for patients suffering from painful conditions of the spine.