Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and Spine Center at West Hospital received the Orthopedics and Spine Center of Excellence Designation from DNV. This designation affirms an organization’s excellence in the provision of diagnostic services, surgical services, and therapies related to orthopedic and spine care.


“Achieving a Center of Excellence Designation shows that we are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for our patients,” said Dr. Korsh Jafarnia, orthopedic surgeon and medical director of orthopedics and sports medicine at Houston Methodist West Hospital. Our orthopedics team consists of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, social workers and hospital staff at all levels. Together, we provide the highest level of care to patients from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation.” 


“I’m proud of the exceptional spine and orthopedic care Houston Methodist West Hospital provides,” said Dr. Alexander West, chief of neurosurgery at Houston Methodist West Hospital and director of the Spine Center at West Hospital. “This designation is a great achievement for our team and reaffirms our commitment to providing exceptional outcomes for our patients.”


The DNV Orthopedic and Spine Center of Excellence Designation is obtained by achieving advanced certification in at least three (3) advanced programs. Houston Methodist West has achieved advanced certification of their Hip & Knee Replacement, Spine Surgery, and Shoulder Surgery Programs. The certification requirements are based on industry standards and evidence-based practices informed by the guidelines and recommendations of organizations such as the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, the ERAS® Society, the North American Spine Society, the American Society of Anesthesiologists, and relevant requirements of the CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospitals.


“This designation assures our community that we have the ability to provide consistent, high quality orthopedic and spine care,” said Kyle Stanzel, Chief Operating Officer at Houston Methodist West. “The community can be confident that we have the equipment, personnel and training to be a demonstrated leader in the safe delivery of orthopedic and spine services. Achieving this designation validates all the effort we put into ensuring the health and safety of our patients.”