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Study: Selby General Hospital best for orthopedic surgery

MARIETTA — Selby General Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, according to a national study by Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states, a press release states.

The achievement is part of findings released recently in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers.

“As consumers navigate their health, it is important to consider a number of factors, including hospital quality, before deciding where to access care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer, Healthgrades. “Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery recognizes those hospitals that have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes over time and we applaud their efforts and achievement.”

“We are proud that Selby General Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades for a third row in a year as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, and as the only hospital in Ohio with that distinction,” said Scott Cantley, president/CEO of Memorial Health System. “This recognition reflects the importance we place on ensuring our patients and our community are provide with excellence care in a quality and compassionate manner.”

Selby General Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

* Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award for 3 years in a row (2018-2020)

* Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2 years in a row (2019-2020)

* Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 3 years in a row (2018-2020)

* Five Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement in 2020

* Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 3 years in a row (2018-2020)

* Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Outstanding Patient Experience Award

* Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award

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, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states. 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) categories.

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