CHH Named One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Hip and Knee Joint Replacement

Dr. Jasko with patientA report released by HealthGrades, a national, independent hospital quality rating service, named Cabell Huntington Hospital one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement for 2012. HealthGrades today also announced the following additional 2012 clinical achievements for Cabell Huntington Hospital, which are all individual awards with separate criteria for each:

 

• Recipient of the Joint Replacement Excellence Award (Top 5% in the Nation)

• Ranked #1 in WV for Joint Replacement

• Ranked #1 in the Tri-State Area for Joint Replacement

• Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement

• Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement

• Five-Star Rated for Overall Orthopedic Services

• Five-Star Rated for Spine Surgery

• Five-Star Rated for Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion)

The HealthGrades report found that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a 73% lower risk of mortality and a 63% lower risk of complications compared to 1-star rated hospitals.

Additionally, CareChex, a hospital quality rating service of The Delta Group, has announced the following 2012 awards for Cabell Huntington Hospital:

• Ranked #1 in West Virginia for Excellence in Joint Replacement

• Ranked #1 in the Tri-State Area for Excellence in Joint Replacement

• Ranked in the Top 3% in the Nation for Excellence in Joint Replacement

• Ranked #1 in West Virginia for Excellence in Major Orthopedic Surgery

• Ranked #1 in the Tri-State Area for Excellence in Major Orthopedic Surgery

• Ranked in the Top 7% in the Nation for Excellence in Major Orthopedic Surgery

• Ranked #1 in West Virginia for Excellence in Spinal Surgery

• Ranked #1 in the Tri-State Area for Excellence in Spinal Surgery

• Ranked in the Top 6% in the Nation for Excellence in Spinal Surgery

“Patients today have a wide array options when it comes to choosing a healthcare provider,” said Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. “We commend Cabell Huntington Hospital for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency in the Huntington-Ashland area.”

“This does speak to the level of care and results that are being delivered to patients, and these ratings distinguish Cabell Huntington Hospital related to others,” said Bob Stahlsmith, Principal of The Delta Group. “They identify that there are consistent and repeatable outcomes that underscore patient safety and medical excellence.”

“These results are from the hard work of Cabell Huntington Hospital’s nurses, physical and occupational therapists, social workers, dietitians, home health personnel, anesthesia, medical and surgical personnel, operating crew and all other paramedical personnel with whom the patients interact,” said Ali Oliashirazi, Chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and Surgical Director of the Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital. “Patients and also the government are intensely looking at outcomes data. The most important aspect of your recovery is your outcome, and patients are willing to travel very far to have the greatest chance at the best possible outcome. This is one reason patients come to us from so far away.”

 

  • Last updated: 10/25/2011
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