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Announcement of Geisinger Wyoming Valley as Recertified Program

Thursday, June 2, 2016   (0 Comments)
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June 2, 2016


Contact: Fraser Cobbe




Geisinger Wyoming Valley Secures Premier Level Recertification Status for Geriatric Fracture Care


TAMPA – The International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS) announces Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania as the first hospital to secure Premier Level recertification, the highest level of the IGFS CORE Certification Program recognizing excellence for Geriatric Fracture Care Programs.   The CORE Certification Program is a global quality improvement initiative designed to recognize the achievements of programs that exceed outcome benchmarks in the management of geriatric fractures.


In receiving recertification, Geisinger has illustrated their continued dedication to quality and performance improvement having exceeded benchmarks on key quality indicators over the past two years as identified by the IGFS.


“Recertification is a notable achievement” commented IGFS Certification Specialist,

Kasey Bramlett, PA-C, from Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA.

“It takes a significant commitment to emphasize ongoing communications and a strong multi-disciplinary approach to consistently achieve quality outcomes when treating this patient population.”


“Dr. Tony Balsamo and the entire team at Geisinger are to be congratulated for their leadership in the arena of quality improvement and performance measurement for geriatric hip fractures,” stated Simon Mears, M.D., Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and President of the IGFS.  “Securing CORE certification illustrates the high quality being provided within the institution.   Recertification is a measure of how committed the entire staff is to sustained quality over time.”


The mission of the IGFS is to promote co-management of fragility fractures centered around an inter-disciplinary team that focuses on key quality indicators such as time to surgery, readmission rates, mortality, and osteoporosis education.  The CORE Certification Program was developed by the IGFS team of international experts representing thought-leaders in Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.  This is the first major initiative of the organization to recognize achievements of Geriatric Fracture Care Programs that are delivering the highest quality care to this patient population.


About the International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS)

Founded in 2012, the IGFS is a non-profit, 501(c)6 designated organization whose membership includes some of the world’s premier thought-leaders on geriatric fracture care management.  The mission of the Society is to be recognized as the foremost international authority for collaboration on the delivery of evidenced-based, patient- centered care for the treatment of geriatric or fragility fractures.



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