Aurora BayCare earns spine surgery program certification
Fri, Mar 22, 2019
Hospital is first in state to achieve the honor
Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay is the first and only hospital in Wisconsin to receive the DNV GL Healthcare Spine Surgery Program Certification, showcasing its position as a leader in neurological services.
Aurora BayCare earned its spine surgery program certification after meeting rigorous criteria designed to assess processes across the spectrum of spine services.
“Aurora BayCare is proud to continue being first in Wisconsin to earn distinguished industry certifications for our continued growth in expertise,” says Dr. Paul Baek, a neurosurgeon with BayCare Clinic. The clinic’s team of neurological surgeons provides some of the first-rate, highly-skilled expertise that contributed to Aurora BayCare’s spine surgery program certification.
The BayCare Clinic neurological surgery team consists of:
- Dr. Paul Baek
- Dr. Gerald W. Eckardt
- Dr. Mark Gardon
- Dr. Wesley E. Griffitt
- Dr. Richard Harrison
- Dr. Max Ots
“The Spine Surgery Program Certification and Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification have instilled confidence and pride in our community,” Baek says.
Through the certification process, organizations pinpoint strong practices and where growth is needed. The evaluation provides facilities with ways to continue improving and enhancing their performance for long-term success and better patient outcomes.
Aurora BayCare also is the area’s first and only Comprehensive Stroke Center, having received the Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification from DNV GL Healthcare in May 2017.
Green Bay, northeastern Wisconsin and Upper Peninsula residents have access to world-class treatment at Aurora BayCare, which is home to a comprehensive neuroscience group that includes neurosurgeons, neurologists, interventional neurologists, neuroradiologists, neuropsychologists and pain and rehabilitation providers.
About Aurora BayCare
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed, full-service tertiary care hospital located at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It opened in September 2001 as a joint venture of Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. Aurora BayCare is committed to creating a better way to provide high quality tertiary healthcare, the latest in medical technology and superior service.
About Aurora Health Care
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin-area health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Aurora is Wisconsin’s most comprehensive health care provider and the state’s largest private employer. Aurora serves more than 1.2 million patients every year via a comprehensive network of facilities, services and providers, including 15 hospitals, 159 clinics, 70 pharmacies and 30,000 amazing Caregivers. As evidenced by more than 400 active clinical trials, Aurora is dedicated to delivering innovations to provide the best possible care today, and to define the best care for tomorrow. Get helpful health and wellness information via the Aurora MyHealth blog, our Facebook page, our Twitter account and our Pinterest account.
About BayCare Clinic
BayCare Clinic, baycare.net, is the largest physician-owned specialty-care clinic in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is based in Green Bay, Wisconsin. BayCare Clinic offers expertise in more than 20 specialties, with more than 100 physicians serving in 16 area communities. BayCare Clinic is a joint partner in Aurora BayCare Medical Center, a 167-bed, full-service hospital. Follow BayCare Clinic on Facebook and Twitter.
About DNV GL
DNV GL is a world-leading certification body. We help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services. Within healthcare, we help our customers achieve excellence by improving quality and patient safety through hospital accreditation, managing infection risk, management system certification and training. The DNV GL Group operates in more than 100 countries. Our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener. For more information about DNV GL hospital accreditation, visit www.dnvglhealthcare.com.