Memorial Hospital Named Top Performer in Hip Replacement by US News and World Report

Memorial Hospital Named Top Performer in Hip Replacement by US News and World Report

Memorial Hospital in Belleville has been rated high performing in Hip Replacement Surgery by U.S. News and World Report.

The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on a variety of common inpatient procedures and conditions.  Only about 10 percent of those hospitals were rated as high performers.

“This award certainly validates the commitment of our nurses and physicians to providing patients with exceptional healthcare and compassionate service,” said Mark J. Turner, Memorial Hospital president and CEO.  “I am very proud of our team for this well-deserved achievement and want to thank them for their dedication to our patients.”

“The choice of hospital is one of the most important and costly decisions an individual makes,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis for U.S. News. “We evaluated the treatment of more than 3.6 million patients and identified a small percentage of hospitals that have superior outcomes compared with their peer institutions. Whenever possible, patients, in consultation with their doctors, should seek out high performing hospitals that excel in treating their specific condition.”

U.S. News created Best Hospitals for Common Care to help patients find better care for the kinds of common procedures and medical conditions that account for millions of hospitalizations each year. Objective outcome measures such as deaths, infections, readmissions, and operations that need to be repeated as well as patient satisfaction data largely determined the ratings. These ratings rely on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data for patients 65 and older, as well as survey data from the American Hospital Association and clinical registry data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.