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UPMC Williamsport and Orthopaedic Surgeons Recognized for Outstanding Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Patient Outcomes


March 21, 2024

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.UPMC Health Plan has recognized three regional orthopaedic surgeons and UPMC Williamsport on its Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Center of Excellence Designated Facilities and Physicians list. Recognized physicians and surgical facilities have low complication rates, low hospital readmissions, and overall high-quality outcome scores for their patients after joint replacement surgery.

“This recognition on the Centers of Excellence list speaks volumes to the exceptional care and experience our patients and the community can expect when they choose UPMC,” said Dan Glunk, M.D., chief quality officer, UPMC in North Central Pa. “Knee or hip joint replacement is a major endeavor that affects every aspect of a patient’s life. Throughout the entire journey – from presurgical appointment to surgery to recovery and beyond – our physicians and their care teams are dedicated to focusing on helping patients restore their quality of life and get back to an active lifestyle. This recognition is a testament to their hard work and I congratulate them on this achievement.”

Hip and knee joint replacements are among the most frequently performed orthopedic surgeries in the United States, but only 15 hospitals in the state of Pennsylvania have been given UPMC Health Plan’s Hip and Knee Joint Replacement Surgery Centers of Excellence designation.

Recognized physicians include:

For more information on UPMC Orthopaedic Care services available across north central Pennsylvania, visit

John Bailey, MD

John Bailey, MD

Ronald Disimone, MD

Ronald Disimone, MD

Kyle Hubler, DO

Kyle Hubler, DO

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