Riverview Health is 5-star rated for total knee replacement and spinal fusion outcomes according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that helps consumers determine where to find the best care and the right doctor for them.
“Riverview Health is proud to have been distinguished as a top health system for knee replacements and spinal fusion, which is a testament to our hardworking orthopedic team,” said Eric Marcotte, MD, chief medical officer at Riverview Health. “Orthopedic procedures, like knee replacements and spinal fusions, when recommended as the best course of action, can improve a patient’s quality of life significantly. We’re committed to providing high-quality specialty care patients can trust that’s close to home. We recently expanded our Riverview Health Orthopedic & Sports Medicine team by bringing on Dr. Andrew Malin who is fellowship trained in the treatment of hip and knee arthritis.”
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions. This data is used to rate the clinical performance of each hospital that affects the overall health outcome of a patient.
“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades 5-star rating for total knee replacement and spinal fusion demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”
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. 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). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.