St. Joseph’s Health Top 10% in Nation for Joint Replacement Three Years in a Row

vicki vanslyke
Thursday, March 2, 2017

St. Joseph’s Health Top 10% in Nation for Joint Replacement

Three Years in a Row

 

Syracuse, NY (March 2, 2017) – Joint Replacement at St. Joseph’s Health is among the top 10% in the nation according to this year’s evaluation from Healthgrades®, the leading online resource helping consumers make informed decisions in order to find the right doctor, the right hospital for the right care. St. Joseph’s was also named a Five-Star achiever for Total Knee Replacement in 2017, the only hospital in the region* to have this designation for 11 years in a row (2007-2017).

 

This achievement was recently released by Healthgrades and is featured in their 2017 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

 

“This recognition of our Joint Replacement surgeries and services is huge because knee and hip joint replacement surgeries are two of the most common surgeries performed in the United States,” said Seth Greenky, MD, orthopedic surgeon and medical director for the orthopedic service line at St. Joseph’s Health. “There are over 1.1 million procedures done each year in the United States. And with the rise in the number of baby boomers reaching retirement & increasing demands on athletes, the number of total joint replacement surgeries is expected to increase each year.”

 

St. Josephs has received the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for three years in a row (2015-2017), has been named among the top 10% in the nation for Joint Replacement for three years in a row (2015-2017), and has been a Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 11 years in a row (2007-2017). The exceptional care and latest technology offered at St. Joseph’s has also been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield, and several other national awards.

 

For the 2017 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award Recipients as a group, to all other hospitals as a group, and found that:

 

  • Patients treated at hospitals receiving the Joint Replacement Specialty Excellence Award have, on average, 55.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.

 

  • And patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the Joint Replacement Specialty Excellence Award have, on average, 2.25 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.

 

These statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2013 through 2015 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

 

(*Region is Syracuse, NY CBSA as defined by the federal government's Office of Management and Budget.)

 

 

“Consumers have many choices regarding where to receive their healthcare, which is why it’s so vital that they understand outcomes performance at specific hospitals for specific conditions and procedures,” said Evan Marks, Chief Strategy Officer, Healthgrades. “Those hospitals that have achieved a specialty excellence distinction in Joint Replacement from Healthgrades exemplify a commitment to exceptional quality of patient care.”