GRMC was recently named among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery in a report released by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of hospital quality ratings. GRMC is the only hospital in both the Austin and San Antonio regions* to receive this prestigious distinction, solidifying GRMC as both a local and national leader in Orthopedic services.

Additionally, GRMC is the only hospital in the Austin and San Antonio regions* ,out of 47 total hospitals, to be ranked among the top 5% in the nation for Overall Orthopedics in 2012 and the only recipient of the HealthGrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ in 2012. GRMC is the regional leader in Orthopedics for Austin and San Antonio as the only hospital in the region* 5-Star rated in six Orthopedic specialties:

  • Overall Orthopedic Services in 2012
  • Joint Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009 – 2012)
  • Spine Surgery in 2012
  • Total Knee Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2009 – 2012)
  • Hip Fracture Treatment for 5 Years in a Row (2008 – 2012)
  • Back and Neck Surgery (Spinal Fusion) in 2012.

Learn more about our award-winning orthopedic surgeons: Jack Deetjen, MD; Irvin Sahni, MD; Trent Twitero, MD; and Steven White, MD.

Other key findings of the HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America report include:

  • GRMC is ranked #5 in Texas for Overall Orthopedic Services out of more than 580 hospitals in the state of Texas.
  • GRMC is Best Rated by HealthGrades for Overall Orthopedic Services in both the Austin and San Antonio Regions* for 2012.
  • GRMC is ranked in the top 5% of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide for overall orthopedics.
  • 1 of only 3 hospitals in the Austin and San Antonio Regions 5-Star Rated for Gynecological Surgery for 2011.

The ratings from HealthGrades are based on objective publicly available data obtained directly from the Centers for Medicare Services and from all payer data obtained from states.


We're also 5-Star rated for excellence in gynecolgical surgery, making GRMC one of only three hospitals in the Austin and San Antonio Regions 5-Star rated for GYN surgery in 2011.This rating indicates that women being treated at GRMC have better outcomes in gynecological procedures than most other hospitals in the nation!

The Obstetrics/Gynecology physicians on GRMC's Medical Staff are James Colvin, MD; Alyson Kirchner, MD; and George Mannel, MD. Visit their physician profiles, here.

 *Region is the San Antonio and Austin Census Bureau Statistical Area as defined by the federal government¹s Office of Management and Budget.