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St. Joseph Named America's 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery and Spine Surgery

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St. Joseph Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Orthopedic Care in 2022 according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 31 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. *

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. “Consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes. The recognition helps provide peace of mind when selecting a place for care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades.

Jodi Fincher RN, BSN, MBA, CCRN-K, FABC, St. Joseph Medical Center CEO, says the coveted, national recognition reflects a dedicated staff and physicians who are focused on providing high quality care for their patients. “Our focused staff strive to provide the best care possible for patients at St. Joseph,” she said. “We are thankful for this national recognition and how it represents the wonderful orthopedic care provided at St. Joseph.”

St. Joseph Medical Center was also recognized by Healthgrades for the following clinical achievements:

  • Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2022
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 Surgical Care Excellence Award™
  • Among the Top 5% of Hospitals Evaluated for Surgical Care in 2022
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 2 Years in a Row
  • Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2022
  • Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 2 Years in a Row

St. Joseph received numerous Five-Star recognitions including:

  • Pacemaker Procedures for 4 Years in a Row
  • Hip Fracture Treatment for 3 Years in a Row
  • Back Surgery for 5 Years in a Row
  • Treatment of Pneumonia for 4 Years in a Row

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 31 common conditions and procedures and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected), and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2017 through 2019. Due to the highly variable impact of the pandemic on hospital outcomes, Healthgrades made the decision to exclude cases with a COVID-19 diagnosis from the 2020 data in order to preserve the statistical integrity of our models and fairly evaluate clinical outcomes at all hospitals. To view the complete methodology, please visit: https://www.healthgrades.com/quality/ratings-awards/methodology