For more information, please call 304-526-2607
Cabell Huntington Hospital has once again been ranked #1 in West Virginia in quality for hip and knee replacement surgery and is the only hospital in the Huntington/Ashland/Ironton area to receive top joint replacement ratings with five stars out of five from Healthgrades, the nation’s leading independent hospital quality ratings organization. These continued successes in orthopedics have placed Cabell Huntington Hospital as one of Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for the second consecutive year, according to the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation released today. Healthgrades is the leading provider of information to help consumers make informed decisions about physicians and hospitals.
“Our #1 rankings have been the results of the tireless effort of so many individuals to continuously improve every step of hip and knee replacement care of our patients,” said Dr. Ali Oliashirazi, professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and surgical director of the Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital.
Some of Cabell Huntington Hospital’s newly announced 2013 Healthgrades ratings for orthopedic services include:
According to Healthgrades, patients being treated at a five-star hospital have, on average, a 61 percent lower risk of experiencing an in-hospital complication than if they were treated at a 1-star hospital (based on 2009-2011 data across nine common procedures and diagnoses such as total knee replacement, gallbladder, and spine surgeries). Additionally, a total of 183,534 in-hospital complications could have been potentially avoided if all hospitals performed at a five-star level.
The Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital is a nationally recognized program that features comprehensive care for joint replacement patients, and is supported by physicians from the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Department of Orthopedic Surgery. For more information about joint replacement services at Cabell Huntington Hospital, please call 304-526-2607.
NOTE: Tri-State area includes hospitals in western West Virginia, eastern Kentucky and southern Ohio.