Porter Spine Institute Achieves Specialty Center Status

The specialty center status helps consumers make informed choices in selecting high-quality surgical spine facilities. It is awarded to select facilities based on best practice criteria including specialist and physical therapist availability, dedicated spine surgery staff, patient care units and operating rooms, and full emergency services availability. The facility must perform at least 200 spine surgeries annually and must maintain specific quality management measures and reporting capabilities.

The United Health Premium award adds to the Porter Spine Institutes recent recognition from Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine SurgerySM.

About Porter Adventist Hospital
Porter Adventist Hospital is a full service, Nursing Magnet designated, 368-bed acute-care referral center for complex medicine and surgery patients. In addition to being ranked No. 1 in overall cardiac care in Colorado by HealthGrades, Porter specializes in cancer care, joint replacement, spinal care and transplant. Porter is sponsored by Adventist Health System and is part of Centura Health, Colorados largest hospital and health care network delivering advanced care to more than half a million people each year, across 13 hospitals, seven senior living communities, medical clinics, affiliated partner hospitals, Flight for Life Colorado, and home care and hospice services. Porters and Centura's strength lies in the ability to offer a team of connected networks and shared resources to deliver accessible, reliable and cost-effective health care across the state. For more information about Porter Adventist Hospital, visit www.porterhospital.org or the Media Room at http://porter.mediaroom.com.