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Published on October 20, 2020

Cone Health Among America’s Best 100 for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement

Cone Health hospitals are the only hospitals in the state making Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals list for both orthopedic surgery and joint replacement.

 

Annie Penn Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital are among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement according to Healthgrades. Healthgrades is a leading resource connecting consumers, physicians and health systems.Joint Replacement Surgery Award

Healthgrades evaluates the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals for 32 of the most common procedures and conditions. Cone Health Hospitals are the only ones in North Carolina to receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ for 2 years in a row (2020-2021) and America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for 3 years in a row (2019-2021).

“It takes an exceptional team to provide high-quality care, from the checks before surgery to the physical therapy after,” says Bruce Swords, MD, PhD, chief physician executive, Cone Health. “And Cone Health has had a strong track record of exceptional care for years.”   

Cone Health Hospitals were also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 4 years in a row (2018-2021)
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 4 years in a row (2018-2021)
  • Five-Star Distinction for Treatment of Heart Failure for 7 years in a row (2015-2021)
  • Five-Star Distinction for Treatment of Pneumonia for 10 years in a row (2012-2021)
  • Five-Star Distinction for Treatment of Sepsis for 6 years in a row (2016-2021)

Earlier this year, Cone Health Hospitals were recognized as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for the 5th year in a row (2016-2020) and earned the 2020 Patient Safety Excellence Award™. 

From 2017 through 2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have, on average, a 64.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* 

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and are starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”

 

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 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 2016 through 2018.