Moon Township, PA, (January 18, 2012) – Aetna, a leading health insurer nationwide, has designated Heritage Valley Health System’s hospitals, Heritage Valley Beaver and Heritage Valley Sewickley, as Aetna Institutes of Quality®. Heritage Valley Beaver was designated as an Aetna Institute of Quality® Cardiac Care facility for cardiac medical intervention while Heritage Valley Sewickley was designated an Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care facility for spine surgery and total joint replacement.
“We are honored to have both of our physicians and hospital campuses recognized by Aetna as Institutes of Quality,” said John Cinicola, M.D., Chief Medical Officer for Heritage Valley Health System. “Our medical staff and patient care givers are committed to improving the health and well-being of all people in the communities we serve and this recognition validates the safe, customer-focused quality care they provide each and every day.”
Aetna makes information about the quality and cost of health care services available to its members to help them make informed decisions about their health care needs. In line with this goal, Aetna recognizes hospitals and facilities in its network that offer specialized clinical services for certain health conditions. Facilities are selected for consistently delivering evidence-based, safe care.
“This type of recognition combined with the clinical performance, patient safety and customer satisfaction results shared on our website helps ensure that patients and their family are comfortable and confident in the level of care received at our facilities,” added Dr. Cinicola.