In a groundbreaking achievement, Brunswick Surgery Center emerges as the trailblazer in orthopedic ambulatory surgery, securing four prestigious certificates of excellence from DNV Healthcare. This unprecedented feat not only marks a triumph for the center, it also serves as a testament to its commitment to high-quality care and setting the standard in outcomes for orthopedic surgery nationwide.

Brunswick Surgery Center received certifications for all four of the subspecialties that DNV surveys: Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgery, Advanced Hip & Knee Replacement, Advanced Shoulder Surgery, and Advanced Spine Surgery.

Because Brunswick Surgery Center achieved advanced certification in at least three orthopedic programs, it also obtained a DNV Orthopedic Center of Excellence designation, recognizing BSC as “a demonstrated leader in the safe delivery of orthopedic surgeries.”

The DNV Orthopedic Center of Excellence designation is based on guidelines, recommendations, and evidence-based professionally recognized standards of practice, acknowledged by leading professional organizations and agencies in the discipline. These organizations include the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the ERAS® Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and relevant requirements of the CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals. The designation is valid for a three-year term.

Dr. Scott Hannum, board-certified orthopedic surgeon, and Medical Director of BSC stated, “Achieving excellence in every subspecialty of outpatient orthopedics speaks volumes about the skillful staff and our surgeons’ expertise. As we aim to become a top-tier outpatient orthopedic surgery center in our region, I’m confident we’re making significant strides toward this goal.”

“To be recognized nationally is an honor,” said Eric Lescault, DO, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Brunswick Surgery Center who specializes in joint replacement and sports medicine. “I believe that the DNV certification reflects our efforts to support the vision and mindset of Brunswick Surgery Center. That has always been to offer the most technologically advanced, affordable orthopedic care to our region.”

“The patient’s well-being is at the core of everything we do,” agreed Jessica Steele, BSN, RN, Clinical Director of Brunswick Surgery Center. “Brunswick Surgery Center places a strong emphasis on delivering compassionate and personalized care, instilling a sense of pride in the positive impact we make on patients’ and their family’s lives.”

“This incredible achievement is made even more remarkable when you consider the center has been open less than three and a half years,” said clinical manager Mary Beth Ayres, RN. “With excellence as our standard and a thriving culture of practice, we look forward to serving our community for many years to come.”

Also recognized for excellence on a regional level by those who matter most, Brunswick Surgery Center continues to receive five-star reviews, demonstrating exceptional patient satisfaction.

“Our joy stems from the positive outcomes and excellent experiences our patients and their families encounter throughout their journey with us here at Brunswick Surgery Center,” said Cindy Burleson, BSN, MBA, administrator and chief executive officer at Brunswick Surgery Center. “The efforts invested by our team and physicians resonate in the satisfaction and well-being of those who entrust us with their care.”



Brunswick Surgery Center has achieved prestigious recognition from DNV by way of being designated an Orthopedic Center of Excellence and earning DNV advanced certifications in all four orthopedic subspecialties, and the AAAHC Certificate of Accreditation.

Located in the EmergeOrtho building in the Villages at Brunswick Forest, Brunswick Surgery Center is the region’s first outpatient ambulatory surgery center dedicated to advanced orthopedics and patient-centered care. Brunswick Surgery Center is staffed by 29 board-certified or board-eligible, fellowship-trained surgeons from EmergeOrtho who utilize the most up-to-date techniques and procedures to address a wide range of orthopedic injuries and conditions. Specialties include: back, neck and spine; shoulder; joint replacement; hand and wrist; elbow and arm; hip and knee; foot and ankle; sports medicine; and trauma.

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