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U.S. News & World Rates Names Suburban Hospital among Nation’s High Performing Hospitals in Orthopaedics - 08/08/2017

U.S. News & World Rates Names Suburban Hospital among Nation’s High Performing Hospitals in Orthopaedics

Release Date: August 8, 2017

Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, was rated among the best hospitals nationally in orthopaedics in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Hospitals list for 2017.

Based on an evaluation of nearly 4,700 hospitals nationwide, U.S. News & World Report also assessed several common adult procedures and conditions and Suburban Hospital ranked as high performing in knee and hip replacement. In addition, Suburban was ranked #11 among all Maryland hospitals and #8 among hospitals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Suburban’s high performing rating was based on its high volume of knee and hip replacements as well as its successful efforts to prevent infections, complications, and long hospitalizations, according to U.S. News & World Report.

“We are pleased that our clinical excellence in orthopaedics has been documented by U.S. News & World Report,” says Suburban Hospital President Jacky Schultz. “While we work constantly to provide the best and highest quality clinical care, it is still gratifying to see our efforts validated by a third-party organization like U.S. News & World Report.”

According to U.S. News and World Report, the magazine created the Best Hospitals procedures and conditions ratings 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.

For more details about the ranking methodology, please visit the U.S. News and World Report website.

About Suburban Hospital:

Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a community-based, not-for-profit hospital serving Montgomery County and the surrounding area since 1943. The hospital is a regional trauma center with centers of excellence in cardiovascular care, stroke and neurosciences, orthopaedics and oncology. Suburban Hospital’s unique affiliation with the National Institutes of Health, located across the street from the hospital, has brought world-class research from the laboratory to the bedside, providing the local community with round-the-clock access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment protocols for stroke, heart attack and other clinical conditions.

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