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June 16, 2013
2013 Total Joint Replacement Reunion

DELAND – On June 13, Florida Hospital DeLand hosted a reunion luncheon for patients who have undergone either a total knee or a total hip replacement in the past year.

Approximately 70 former patients and coaches – typically a close friend or family member who assists the patient through the healing process – came out to the Villa at the Sandhill Golf Course, 800 East Euclid Avenue, DeLand, to show off their newfound mobility, now that they’ve fully recovered from their joint replacement surgery.

The luncheon opened with devotion and prayer by Randy Surber, Florida Hospital DeLand Chief Operating Officer. Florida Hospital DeLand Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Mark Hollmann spoke to the group with advice on how to lead a healthy lifestyle after orthopedic surgery. Additionally, a previous patient Lenora Morris spoke about her experience with two knee surgeries last year and encouraged others to volunteer in the orthopedic program as she does regularly.

“I always look forward to reuniting with the patients at the annual orthopaedic reunion luncheon,” said Kem Castle, RN, Florida Hospital DeLand Orthopaedic Service Line Manager. “As a healthcare professional, it is a joy to see the patients celebrate their new start on life and increase mobility after having their total joint replacement.”

Florida Hospital DeLand is the only Orthopaedic Center of Excellence in the area and has been nationally recognized for ranking in the top 10 percent for quality in joint replacement surgery. The facility has also earned the prestigious Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™, Disease-Specific Care Certification in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery.

Along with the hospital team, the physicians who work with the Orthopaedic Center of Excellence perform more than 400 joint replacements a year, with Dr. Mark Hollmann being the top performing knee replacement surgeon in Central Florida, according to floridahealthfinder.gov.  They also continually seek new approaches for various cases, such as the new direct anterior approach to hip replacements as performed by Dr. Royce Hood.  All while maintaining a consistently low infection rate.

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand is a 156-bed full-service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services in addition to 24-hour emergency and critical care. The hospital is a member of the Adventist Health System, the largest Protestant not-for-profit hospital system in the nation and works to provide exceptional, patient-focused care to the DeLand community. Florida Hospital DeLand is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery. Additionally, the hospital is Chest Pain Accredited with Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) and is also a Certified Stroke Center. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.

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On June 13, Florida Hospital DeLand hosted a reunion luncheon for patients who have undergone either a total knee or a total hip replacement in the past year.

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