Geisinger Health System of Danville, Pa., has launched three new orthopedic programs in its ProvenCare line of best-practice derived treatment protocols: hip fracture, total hip, and total knee.

“Since introducing the new ProvenCare orthopedic protocols, we’ve already witnessed a 50 percent decrease in readmissions and a 10 percent reduction in length of stay figures when it comes to total hip replacements,” said Michael Suk, M.D., chairman of Geisinger Health System’s Department of Orthopedic Surgery, who has led his team’s effort at integrating ProvenCare into orthopedics. “By employing evidenced-based protocols for all hip and knee surgeries, we are able to ensure the same high quality care is delivered to every patient, every time.”

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