Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH) has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement for the ninth year in a row. CHH has received this designation for as long as the award has been available to the public.
CHH has also been recognized as one of Healthgrades 2020 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for the second year. These achievements place CHH’s Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Center among the top 100 hospitals out of nearly 4,500 evaluated nationwide. In addition, CHH is also celebrating 13 consecutive years as a 5-star (out of five stars) designated facility for knee replacement surgery.
CHH’s awards of continued excellence in orthopedics include:
These achievements are part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation may have, on health outcomes. For example, from 2014-2016, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have on average, 63% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“We are pleased to share our ratings each year to help guide patients to the best care and best outcomes possible,” said Ali Oliashirazi, MD, surgical director of the Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital and professor and chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. “The quality of orthopedic procedures and the physicians who perform them can be vastly different, which impacts the results for patients. Healthgrades creates transparency by providing objective data to help patients choose the physician and hospital they can trust. That’s why patients travel to Cabell Huntington Hospital across the nation to receive care delivered by our experienced, nationally rated joint replacement team.”
“Many consumers believe that hospital quality is standardized, though the reality is that clinical quality and outcomes at hospitals vary widely across the country,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Healthgrades’ chief medical officer. “The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality of care and can distinguish themselves to consumers seeking care at high-quality facilities.”
Cabell Huntington Hospital also received 12 other awards from Healthgrades for quality and safety practices. A complete list of these awards can be viewed at www.cabellhuntington.org.
*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 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 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) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality.