Hartford Healthcare St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport, Conn., earned advanced certification in spine surgery from The Joint Commission.
The hospital is one of six in the U.S. to receive the recognition, according to an April 29 news release. Certification came from a partnership between the Ayer Neuroscience Institute and the Connecticut Orthopaedic Institute at St. Vincent’s.
The Joint Commission conducted a two-day, in-person review focused on preoperative care and education, practice standardization and patient care.
"Hartford HealthCare’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute and Connecticut Orthopedic Institute have teamed up to create something special," Khalid Abbed, MD, co-physician-in-chief at the Ayer Neuroscience Institute, said in the release. "The advanced spine certification is a rarely awarded recognition that symbolizes our dedication to going above and beyond for our patients."