Weiss Memorial Hospital Designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care

CHICAGO (May 29, 2013) — Weiss Memorial Hospital has been designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for total joint replacement and spine surgery.

Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, 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.

“Our orthopedics team deserves to be recognized for this type of excellence in care,” said Anthony J. Tedeschi, M.D., chief executive officer at Weiss. “These medical professionals have worked hard to ensure a safe environment, resulting in the best care and value possible for our patients.”

“Through best practices, our team is efficient and keeps our patients informed every step of the way – pre- and post-surgery,” added Henry Finn, M.D., F.A.C.S., medical director of the Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss, chairman of surgery at Weiss and professor of surgery at the University of Chicago. “We are honored to be noted for this distinction.”

Weiss is a destination center for total joint replacements. Each year, it performs 5,000 orthopedic procedures – many which are complex revision surgeries and limb salvage. At the comprehensive, multidisciplinary orthopedics practice, more than 25 specialists and dedicated orthopedic nurses and staff use surgical and nonsurgical options, making the patient experience a priority. The academically affiliated center has a state-of-the-art orthopedics unit.

For more information on the Chicago Center for Orthopedics at Weiss, call (888) 503-ORTHO or visit www.WeissHospital.com.

For more information contact:
Weiss Public Relations
(773) 564-7285