Overlake Medical Center & Clinics Achieves Top National Orthopedic Standard Third Year in a Row
October 20, 2022
Overlake is the only hospital in the state to achieve American Orthopaedic Association’s “Star Performer” status.
Overlake Medical Center & Clinics is proud to announce it has received Star Performer recognition for the upcoming year from The American Orthopaedic Association’s (AOA) Own the Bone® program. This achievement is reserved only for institutions that perform the highest level of fragility fracture and bone health care. Overlake is the only hospital in Washington state in 2022 to achieve Star Performer status.
Own the Bone Star Performers must achieve a 75% compliance rate with at least five of the 10 Own the Bone prevention measures, including: educating patients on the importance of calcium and Vitamin D, physical activity, falls prevention, limiting alcohol intake and quitting smoking; recommending and initiating bone mineral density testing; discussing pharmacotherapy and treatment (when applicable); and providing written communication to the patient and their physician regarding specific risk factors and treatment recommendations.
“This is the third year Overlake Medical Center and Clinics has been recognized as an Own the Bone® Star Performer,” said Heidi Laroche, program manager of Total Joint, Orthopedic Trauma & Spine Care at Overlake. “The program holds us to a higher standard and we are elated that our hard work and dedication to our patients are being recognized. Each day we honor our commitment to provide the best orthopedic care to all of our patients, which is why we participate in Own the Bone®.”
The Own the Bone® program incorporates nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle counseling, drug therapy, testing and communication to measure progress to better bone health. You can find out more about Own the Bone® by clicking here.