NCH Orthopedic Program

Joint Commission Gold Seal of Approval
NCH Healthcare System Earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

The NCH Healthcare System has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for its Total Hip and Knee Replacement Programs by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for healthcare quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes NCH’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the- art standards.

Hospital Services

Suzanne Graziano, R.N., MSN, ONC, NE-BC, CNAT, Director, leads an interdisciplinary care team coordinating patient care and recovery.

  • Newly renovated state of the art 32 bed Orthopedic Unit at the NCH Baker Hospital downtown campus.
  • Newly renovated state of the art 32 bed Orthopedic Unit featuring Cerner Smart Room Technology at NCH North Naples Hospital.
  • Comprehensive Interdisciplinary Pre-operative Joint Replacement Education Program for elective surgical patients and their family.
  • Proactive post operative pain management program featuring multimodal pain medication.
  • Aggressive individualized rehab program for joint surgical patients initiated day of surgery.
  • Individualized comprehensive discharge planning including collaboration with community resources to provide continuity of care.
  • Highest Medicare volume Hospital in State of Florida (4 years in a row) for Total Joint Replacement Surgery performing over 1,800 surgical cases annually and growing.
  • Community Outreach regularly scheduled Orthopedic lecture series.


  • Positive Surgical Care Improvement Outcomes
  • Length of stay below national average.
  • Incidence of potential post op complications such as infection, falls, DVT, PE consistent with national average.
  • High patient satisfaction for pain management.
  • High overall patient satisfaction related to surgical experience and post operative recovery.

The NCH Healthcare System is participating in a new initiative called the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model which is designed to support better and more efficient care for Medicare beneficiaries undergoing hip and knee replacement surgeries. To learn more, please visit the pages linked below.