National Study: Bethesda Hospital Named America's 100 Best™ Hospitals for Orthopedics, Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery for 2018
Only Hospital in State of Florida to Receive all Three Honors
[Boynton Beach, Florida] – Bethesda Hospital announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals™ for Joint Replacement and Spine Surgery for 2018. Healthgrades evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.* Healthgrades identified the 100 best-performing hospitals across all conditions or procedures evaluated within Orthopedics including: Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Hip Fracture Treatment, Back Surgery and Spinal Fusion Surgery.
The achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2018 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 the 2018 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award Recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found from 2014-2016 patients treated at America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have on average 60.2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award are on average 1.64 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.