Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 15, 2011

SALISBURY, N.C. – Rowan Regional Medical Center is one of only 60 hospitals nationwide to be named as one of the “Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs”, a distinction awarded by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading national publication focused on healthcare services and management.    

Of the nearly 5,800 hospitals registered with the American Hospital Association, Rowan Regional Medical Center is among 60 selected by Becker’s for consistently providing excellent orthopaedic care with a high level of service, maintaining an outstanding local and national reputation, and treating a high volume of orthopaedic cases.  Only one percent of all hospitals nationwide were highlighted by Becker’s.  

Earlier this year, Rowan Regional Medical Center’s orthopaedic program was named a Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement for the second year. This recognition is awarded to facilities who demonstrate an expertise in quality care, resulting in better overall outcomes for patients.

“These awards reflect Rowan’s extraordinary commitment to providing the best possible care to our patients,” said hospital president, Dari Caldwell. “They also highlight the high level of expertise our physicians have in diagnosing and treating orthopaedic problems.”

Rowan Regional Medical Center has a 17-bed unit designed for joint replacement and three separate operating rooms designated for orthopaedic joint replacement procedures. The orthopaedic unit, named Joynt Camp, caters to orthopaedic patients by providing additional specialists, such as physical therapists, and has an open-door policy for family members.

The hospital’s surgeons have extensive orthopaedic experience and subspecialize in joint replacement, shoulder care and sports medicine. They provide a continuum of treatment options from nonsurgical medical care to minimally invasive procedures for a range of orthopaedic conditions.  

Rowan Regional Medical Center is a 268-bed hospital in Salisbury, NC. The hospital offers emergency services, a maternity center, surgical services, diagnostics, rehabilitation and other specialty care, such as hospice, psychiatric and chemical dependency.  Rowan Regional Medical Center is affiliated with Novant Health, a non-profit healthcare system serving communities reaching from southern Virginia to northern South Carolina, and along the southeastern coast of North Carolina. Novant Health has been named winner of the national Codman Award, presented by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, for excellence in improving the quality and safety of health care.  In addition, Novant Health is ranked 4th in the nation by the 2008 Verispan Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Networks, published in Modern Healthcare magazine.