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Southwest General Receives UnitedHealth PremiumĀ® Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center Designation

Caroline Fienga
Media Specialist
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Southwest General Receives UnitedHealth Premium® Total Joint Replacement Specialty Center Designation 

Middleburg Heights, OH (Aug. 1, 2012) – Southwest General is proud to receive the UnitedHealth Premium® Total Joint Replacement specialty center designation in recognition of its quality care. To receive this designation, the hospital met extensive quality and outcomes criteria based on nationally recognized medical standards and expert advice. The criteria incorporate measurements of breadth and depth of care, staff experience, emergency care, quality and outcomes reporting. Additionally, the designation is based on detailed information about specialized training, practice capabilities and outcomes and is designed to help members make informed decisions should they need total joint replacement care.

Excellence in Motion
For those in need of a joint replacement, they can find comprehensive, quality care at Southwest General’s Orthopedic Joint Center (OJC). The OJC offers shorter hospital stays and more rapid recovery for patients having knee and hip replacement surgery. A comprehensive team offers an extensive, educational program to help someone achieve optimal health before joint replacement surgery. LifeWorks of Southwest General offers a pre-operative fitness program. Adding to the theme of health and wellness, a post-therapy fitness program also is available at Lifeworks after outpatient physical therapy is completed. 

For additional information about how the OJC can help your patients, call Ray Shijo, program manager, at 440-816-6508.

About Southwest General
Recognized as one of Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals®, Southwest General is a private, not-for-profit, 358-bed acute care facility located in Middleburg Heights, Ohio. Founded in 1920, Southwest General is home to nationally recognized physicians with full access to state-of-the-art technology. Southwest General has a deep commitment to providing personalized care and building a healthy future for the patients, families and communities it serves. For news highlights, events and additional information, visit or