AdventHealth Daytona Beach Earns National Spine Certification

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DB Spine Certification

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., December 3, 2019 — AdventHealth Daytona Beach has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for Spine Surgery by the Joint Commission, an independent, national not-for-profit organization.

The Gold Seal is recognized as a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe, consistent, high-quality patient care.

To achieve this certification, the Joint Commission requires hospitals to demonstrate compliance with national standards and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for three distinct procedures:
1) Discectomy: Surgical removal of all or a part of an intervertebral disc
2) Laminectomy: Surgery to remove the back of one or more vertebrae to give access to the spinal cord or to relieve pressure on nerves, and
3) Spinal fusion: A surgical technique that joins two or more vertebrae together for stability.

In addition to earning this designation for spinal surgery by the Joint Commission, AdventHealth Daytona Beach has also earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for total hip, total knee and shoulder replacement surgery.

Earning these certifications demonstrates AdventHealth Daytona Beach’s commitment to providing a higher standard of service.

Collectively, the AdventHealth facilities in Volusia and Flagler counties have earned a total of 13 disease-specific certifications from the Joint Commission. AdventHealth Daytona Beach and AdventHealth Fish Memorial are the only hospitals in the area to earn this designation for spine surgery.

About AdventHealth Daytona Beach
AdventHealth Daytona Beach has 362-beds and is one of the six hospitals in Flagler, Lake and Volusia counties that composes the AdventHealth Central Florida Division - North Region. Formerly known as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, the organization’s parent company changed the name of all wholly-owned entities to AdventHealth on Jan. 2, 2019. Based in Altamonte Springs, AdventHealth is a connected system of care. With more than 80,000 team members, AdventHealth is one of the nation’s largest faith-based health care systems with nearly 50 hospitals and hundreds of care sites in nearly a dozen states. With the mission of Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ, AdventHealth Daytona Beach provides whole person care to heal the body, mind and spirit. For more information about AdventHealth Daytona Beach, visit

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AdventHealth Daytona Beach has earned the Gold Seal of Approval® for Spine Surgery by the Joint Commission, an independent, national not-for-profit organization. The AdventHealth Daytona Beach team, pictured from left to right: Suzanne Stein, rehab therapy supervisor, Jessica Geddings, surgical services director, Melissa Shephard, clinical educator, Wendy Weisheimer, interim neurosciences administrator, Michelle Goeb-Burkett, chief nursing officer, Aletha Boyd, surgical services manager, Dr. Federico Vinas, neurosurgeon, Dr. Gregory Velat, neurosurgeon, Dr. Robert Martin, neurosurgeon, David Weis, chief operating officer, Deb Abbott, neurosciences nurse navigator, Rose Watroba, regional director of neurosciences services, and Matt Norwood, surgical services nurse manager.

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