Mercy Medical Center Top Ranked Again In Joint-Replacement Surgery
Rated Best On Long Island By HealthGrades®
(October 13, 2009 – Rockville Centre, NY) – The nation's leading independent healthcare ratings company has ranked Mercy Medical Center as the best hospital on Long Island for Joint-Replacement Surgery.
In the 2010 ratings for Orthopedic Surgery just announced by HealthGrades, Mercy received the highest possible 5-Star ratings for Joint Replacement, Total Knee Replacement and Hip Fracture Repair. These ratings make Mercy the best rated hospital for Joint Replacement, and the only 5-Star rated Total Knee Replacement program, in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
It's the eighth consecutive year in which Mercy has received a 5-Star rating for Joint Replacement, the seventh year in a row for Total Knee Replacement, and the fourth consecutive year for Hip Fracture Repair.
Mercy previously received the coveted HealthGrades Orthopedic Care Excellence AwardTM four years in a row, 2005-2008. Among the more than 5,000 facilities across the nation analyzed by HealthGrades, Mercy was the only hospital in Nassau County to be ranked in the top ten percent in Overall Orthopedic Service in 2005 and the top five percent in 2006, 2007 and 2008.
HealthGrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated. Information on HealthGrades ratings, including the complete methodology, can be found on line at: www.healthgrades.com.
Mercy Medical Center is widely recognized for its innovative orthopedic program, led by Jan Koenig, MD, co-founder of Orthopaedic Excellence of Long Island, a multi-specialty musculoskeletal group. Mercy is the only hospital in New York State offering Computer-Assisted Robotic Total Knee Replacement surgery, and Mercy's unique "Joint Endeavor Program For Rapid Recovery" is designed to achieve superior results through patient education and a holistic team approach to care. And Mercy has the largest hospital-level rehabilitation program on the south shore of Nassau County.
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