Methodist McKinney Hospital, an award-winning facility recognized for its superior clinical and business performance, recently announced its designation as an Aetna Institute of Quality (IOQ) in Joint Replacement. This exemplary endorsement is given to hospitals that show excellence in patient care, value and a commitment to continuous improvement.

“Our surgeons and staff strive every day to provide their patients with the greatest possible care, from their first consultation to their final follow-up, and this is why patients chose Methodist McKinney Hospital for their joint replacement procedures,” said hospital president Joe Minissale. “We are very proud to be an Institute of Quality in Joint Replacement—our program, and the orthopedic specialists who manage it, is second to none and demonstrates their utmost commitment to our patients and continuous improvement every step of the way.”

When evaluating a potential IOQ, Aetna assesses hospitals that extend exceptional values for those seeking joint replacement care. Generally reviewed every three years, designated Aetna IOQs help consumers simplify the process of choosing where to receive their healthcare based on experience, credentials, standards, support and efficiency.

“The IOQ evaluation process is part of what makes Aetna an incredible patient advocate,” said Minissale. “Their evaluation methodology and eventual recognition are not only an acknowledgement of the hard work and dedication put forth by our team, in every facet of our hospital, they are a comprehensive guide in helping patients choose high-quality, cost-effective care.”

The joint replacement program at Methodist McKinney Hospital, which offers total and partial replacement of knee, hip and shoulder joints, follows stringent clinical protocols to ensure quality outcomes and complete satisfaction. After initial consultation, patients and a family member are invited to a Joint Replacement Class where a nurse navigator ensures they are fully prepared for the procedure; hospital leaders have said that patient education is key to positive outcomes. Methodist McKinney Hospital is one of the few North Texas facilities to offer robotics-assisted joint replacement procedures.

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