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August 06, 2012
More than 60 Turn Out for Total Joint Replacement Reunion
DELAND – Florida Hospital DeLand recently hosted a reunion luncheon for patients who underwent either a total knee or a total hip replacement from December 2011 to May 2012.

Approximately 60 former patients and coaches – typically a close friend or family member who assists the patient through the healing process – came out to 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.

“This was our first reunion and in addition to reconnecting with our former patients, we also gained our patients’ perspectives and valuable insight on their entire journey through our program, enabling us to continue improving our services,” said Jill Piazza, Florida Hospital DeLand Director of Sports Medicine/Rehab and Orthopaedics.

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

About Florida Hospital DeLand
Florida Hospital DeLand, located at 701 West Plymouth Avenue in DeLand, was established in 1962 and is a 156-bed full service hospital providing inpatient and outpatient services as well as 24-hour emergency and critical care. Florida Hospital DeLand is a part 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. The hospital is fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, as well as Disease-Specific Care Certified by the Joint Commission in Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement Surgery.  Florida Hospital DeLand is Chest Pain Accredited by the Society of Chest Pain Centers and is a certified Stroke and PCI Center.  The hospital has also been recognized for the seventh consecutive year among the 2011 Orlando Sentinel’s Top 100 Companies for Working Families. For more information about Florida Hospital DeLand, visit www.fhdeland.org.

Celebrating 50 years of health care, Florida Hospital DeLand is honoring their past and celebrating their future throughout 2012. Visit www.fhdeland50.org for more information, contests, historical facts, event details and more.

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