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U.S. News & World Report Names Suburban Hospital Among Nation’s High Performing Hospitals in Orthopaedics - 08/02/2016

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

Release Date: August 2, 2016

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 2016-2017.

Based on an evaluation of nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide, U.S. News & World Report also assessed several common adult procedures and conditions, and Suburban Hospital ranked as a high performer in heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and knee and hip replacement. Suburban tied for #11 among all Maryland hospitals and tied for #6 among hospitals in the Washington, D.C. area.

Suburban’s “high performing” rating was based on the hospital’s high success in reducing orthopaedic readmissions—the number of unplanned returns to the hospital for any cause within 30 days of discharge. The hospital also scored high based on the large number of procedures performed there, as well as having an expected mortality rate among those patients receiving the procedure.

“We’ve always known that Suburban Hospital has great strength in many clinical programs, and we are delighted that U.S. News & World Report agrees,” says Suburban Hospital President Jacky Schultz. “Our patients trust us with their health care needs, and we are committed to ensuring that their trust is rewarded with the highest quality and most compassionate care available.”

U.S. News evaluated hospitals in nine procedures and medical conditions—abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, COPD, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery—and rated them high performers, average or below average.

U.S. News 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 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, orthopedics 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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