GE Center of Excellence

Welcome to the General Electric (GE) Center of Excellence (COE) for Hip and Knee Replacement at Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute   

Holy Cross Hospital and Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute are proud to welcome GE members.  

Our carefully selected physicians and surgeons have trained at some of the finest institutions around the country and have achieved the highest level of quality care delivery for years. Our team, including our dedicated nurses,  therapists and staff are committed to providing compassionate care and utilizing cutting-edge technology and treatments. Our mission is to provide the highest quality patient care to you and your loved ones, becoming your trusted health partner for life.

Our non-profit hospital consistently ranks among the nation’s top hospitals for orthopedic services and joint replacement due to our rates of low infection, low complication, low readmission,  and outstanding outcomes and high patient satisfaction. U.S. News & World Report, in 2016, named Holy Cross Hospital a nationally high-performing hospital in both hip and knee replacement surgery. 

Holy Cross Hospital is one of 25 among the nation’s roughly 3,400 hospitals, and the only one in South Florida, to be recognized by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services as performing better than the U.S. national rate for avoiding both 30-day risk standardized readmission and complications following total hip and total knee replacement surgery.

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Getting Started 

At Holy Cross Hospital, we want to be your trusted health partner for life. We begin by walking you through every step of your surgery journey. Please follow these simple steps:

•Step 1: Contact a Health Coach from GE at 866-272-6007 to get information on the GE Hip and Knee Centers of Excellence and determine eligibility requirements.

•Step 2: For more information about choosing Holy Cross Hospital for your hip or knee surgery, please contact Ivy Bufferd at 954-958-4800

Patient Navigator 

Holy Cross Hospital's joint replacement patient navigator program provides step-by-step assistance to patients and care partners through their surgery experience.  We are committed to ensuring a seamless experience by providing you with a knowledgeable and accessible resource, who doubles as a trusted advocate within our healthcare ministry. Our patient navigator serves as a single point of contact for each patient and assists with:

  • Explaining the process and what to expect

  • Answering questions about your surgeon, the Orthopedic Institute, the Hospital, claims or surgery-related expenses, and local accommodations

  • Coordinating and scheduling clinical appointments

  • Coordinating the sharing of medical information (e.g., records, imaging, etc.)

  • Ensuring access to needed services

  • Linking patient to needed providers

Surgery Location

Holy Cross Hospital
4725 North Federal Highway
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308
Phone: 954-771-8000

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