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Brunswick Surgery Center becomes first US ambulatory surgery center designated as Orthopedic Center of Excellence in all 4 subspecialties by DNV

Brunswick Surgery Center in Leland, North Carolina is the first ambulatory surgery center in the United States to become certified in all four DNV orthopedic specialty programs.

The accomplishment earned Brunswick Surgery Center the prestigious designation of an Orthopedic Center of Excellence with specialty certifications in Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement, Advanced Spine, Advanced Shoulder, and Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgery.

Demand for specialized orthopedic care is expected to grow rapidly over the coming years due to the aging US population.

A study by the Administration for Community Living, an operating division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, revealed that people aged 65 and above accounted for 17% of the population in the year 2020, which is projected to rise to 22% by 2040.

Already, the US sees a steep increase in orthopedic surgeries taking place in ambulatory surgery centers, according to a study published in the Annals of Medicine and Surgery. From 2016 to 2019 all surgical specialties experienced an overall increase in case volume, with the percentage increase being greater for orthopedic ambulatory surgery centers (76.9%) than for all ambulatory surgery centers combined (64.5%).

In anticipation of the growing demand for orthopedic medical services, DNV Orthopedic Centers of Excellence reaffirm their commitment to delivering optimal pre-surgical patient care in accordance with national standards set by the US Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. As a designated DNV Center of Excellence, Brunswick Surgery Center delivers optimal benefits to patients, including care by medical teams that deliver pre-operative education and evidence-based communication and clinical practice.

Brunswick Surgery Center opened its doors only 3.5 years ago in September of 2020. Cindy Burleson, CEO of Brunswick Surgery Center, commented: “Our joy stems from the positive outcomes and excellent experiences our patients and their families encounter throughout their journey with us. The efforts invested by our team resonate in the satisfaction and well-being of those who entrust us with their care.”

Ronell Myburgh, Executive Director of Certifications for DNV Healthcare added: “Brunswick Surgery Center impressed with one of the most advanced quality management systems to monitor outcomes for daily operational decisions. We are honored to designate them as an Orthopedic Center of Excellence.”

Many at Brunswick Surgery Center highlighted an extraordinary culture as a reason for their success. Jessica Steele, Director of Clinical Operations, commented: “Being transparent is the driving factor that creates a culture of caring, inclusion and trust for staff.” Dr. Chris Parks, board-certified orthopedic trauma surgeon likewise added: “Our surgeons and staff have cultivated an amazing culture of teamwork and dedication to our patients.”

Dr. Scott Hannum, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and Medical Director of Brunswick Surgery Center commented: “Attaining excellence across all subspecialties of outpatient orthopedics is a testament to the excellent staff and the expertise of our surgeons. With our goal set on becoming one of the premier outpatient orthopedic centers in the Mid-Atlantic, I am confident that we are making significant strides towards this achievement.”