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Quality and Awards for Orthopaedic Care at UPMC in Central Pa.

The experts at UPMC in Central Pa. have been recognized for excellence in clinical care and patient experience. We are committed to providing the comprehensive, quality spine care you need.

UPMC in Central Pa. is nationally acclaimed for having exemplary patient satisfaction scores, low infection and readmission rates, and outstanding overall patient outcomes. We have also received other awards and special recognitions, including:

  • Blue Distinction® Center+ designation in Spine Surgery. UPMC in Central Pa. is recognized for demonstrating overall quality of care, cost-effectiveness and better results for spine surgery patients.
  • The Joint Commission Gold Seal® for Spine Surgery. UPMC in Central Pa. received this designation for meeting or exceeding The Joint Commission's national standards for state-of-the-art health care quality and safety in spine surgery.
  • Innovative, state-of-the-art spine treatment. UPMC in Central Pa. physicians were the first in the United States to implant the SECURE-C® Cervical Artificial Disc to replace damaged discs in the neck. This motion-sparing technology eases pain and preserves more range of motion than fusion techniques.

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