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Published on May 26, 2021

Cone Health Hospitals Only in State Making Best 100 List for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement

When it comes to hips and knees, come to Cone Health.


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.  

Healthgrades evaluates the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals for 32 of the most common procedures and conditions. The above Cone Health hospitals are the only ones in North Carolina among 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).

“Excellence is not something you achieve once in a while. It’s how you apply your skills day in and day out,” says Bruce Swords, MD, PhD, chief physician executive, Cone Health. “From the discussions with your doctor before deciding on surgery, to the physical therapy after surgery, you are going to be treated by excellent caregivers at Cone Health.”    

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% 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.