AdventHealth Altamonte Springs Hospital Meets DNV Advanced Standards for Orthopedic & Spine Excellence

Staff of AdventHealth Altamonte Springs Orthopedic Unit
Staff of the AdventHealth Altamonte Springs Orthopedic Unit.

DNV issues Florida's first Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence designation.

AdventHealth Altamonte Springs is the first hospital in Florida to be designated an Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence by DNV. 

Ronell Myburgh MHA, MBA, BSN, RN, Director, Certifications for DNV Healthcare USA Inc stated, “AdventHealth is providing the highest quality orthopedic care to patients in Central Florida. We’re thrilled to designate them as a DNV Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence.” 

Being designated a Center of Excellence signifies the organization’s commitment to evidence-based practice and continued improvement through national benchmarking. A patient can expect:

  • Structured pre-operative education to prepare for surgery
  • Seamless communication within their care delivery team
  • Providers delivering high-quality, compassionate, affordable treatment that is supported by the latest evidence-based medicine.
  • An organization seeking feedback for continuous improvement
  • Processes in place to make it easy through the care continuum

"We are very excited to continue our journey for excellence at AdventHealth Altamonte Springs as we expand from a DNV Advanced Spine Surgery Certification to an Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence,” said Dr. Chetan K. Patel, an orthopedic spine surgeon and Executive Medical Director for spine surgery at AdventHealth Neuroscience Institute. “Since receiving the designation as a DNV Advanced Spine Surgery Certification in 2022, we have been exploring how to also become a leader, not only in spine, but in orthopedics overall. This certification is a validation of the work we have done." 

This accomplishment highlights the collaboration of AdventHealth Central Florida’s Neuroscience and Orthopedic Institutes. While each institute drives clinical best practice and standardization in their subspecialties, their ability to work as a team was vital to becoming an DNV Orthopedic & Spine Center of Excellence. Physician and administrative leadership support made this collaboration a success. 

"AdventHealth Altamonte Springs was founded 50 years ago with the commitment to provide world-class care,” said Jeff Villanueva, CEO of AdventHealth Altamonte Springs. “We are proud to receive this designation as a DNV Orthopedic Center of Excellence with AdventHealth Medical Group and the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute because it is a reflection of our team members’ dedication to providing the most state-of-the-art orthopedic care close to home.” 

The ability of AdventHealth to bring their spine and orthopedic programs together and achieve this goal is impressive. We are honored to be a part of their success,” stated David Tellez, Regional Lead, DNV Supply Chain and Product Assurance. 

The spine and orthopedic unit at AdventHealth Altamonte Springs was established in early 2014. Currently, there are 75 team members, four orthopedic surgeons and one spine surgeon on the unit. Last year, the unit saw a total of 923 orthopedic cases. Read more about their program.