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Guadalupe Regional Medical Center is one of America’s 100 best for Joint Replacement

Guadalupe Regional Medical Center announced that it is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This achievement reflects Guadalupe Regional Medical Center’s outstanding clinical outcomes for Joint Replacement and puts GRMC in the top 2% of hospitals nationwide for Joint Replacement.

“We’re proud to be recognized nationally as being one of America’s 100 best hospitals for joint replacement,” says GRMC Chief Nursing Officer Daphne Blake, RN, MSN. “Our board-certified orthopedic physicians and surgical team are committed to providing the most safe, efficient and high-quality joint replacement possible for our patients. We know our patients want to get back to their homes quicker and their life faster, which is why we work to make sure our patients return to pain free lifestyles, and getting back to the things they enjoy doing.”

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals across the country to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between America’s 100 Hospitals for Joint Replacement and hospitals that did not receive this distinction. For example, from 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have, on average, a 65.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.* Additionally, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award are, on average, 2.91 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*”

“We commend Guadalupe Regional Medical Center for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients undergoing Joint Replacement Surgery,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2019 through 2021. Click here to view the complete 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.

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