OVMC/EORH Gain National Recognition as an 'Orthopedic Center of Excellence'

Thursday, November 14, 2013

OVMC & East Ohio Regional Hospital Gain
“Center of Excellence” Distinction from The Joint Commission for Orthopedic Care

WHEELING, W.Va. – Ohio Valley Health Services & Education Corporation is pleased to announce that Ohio Valley Medical Center and East Ohio Regional Hospital have passed the certification process to become a Center of Excellence in Orthopedic Care specializing in joint replacement surgery.

“I am happy to be part of the joint replacement team of nurses, therapists, and physicians which has been proven to be the best in the Ohio Valley." Dr. Dante Marra, Chief Orthopedic Surgeon at OVMC.

“This was years in the making as both hospitals worked diligently to meet the high standards of quality and safety needed to receive this certification. Both OVMC & East Ohio Regional Hospitals have been the regional leaders in orthopedic care with all Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons performing excellent quality of care taking care of the people in our community”, Michael J. Caruso, President & CEO. “We are very proud of our employees and physicians who worked together to make this a reality.”
Dr. John Michalski, Orthopedic Surgeon at EORH states “I am very proud of the entire team of employees and physicians who worked for over two years to bring this to fruition. This makes our organization the first in the region to receive this recognition. It’s a very big deal! I am truly proud to be a part of this team.”