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U.S. News & World Report Names Suburban Hospital Among Nation’s High Performing Hospitals in Orthopaedics - 08/14/2018

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

Release Date: August 14, 2018

Bethesda, MD—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 2018.

Based on an evaluation of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide, U.S. News & World Report also assessed several common adult procedures and conditions, and Suburban Hospital ranked as a high performer in total hip replacement and total knee replacement. Suburban was ranked #16 among all Maryland hospitals and #10 among hospitals in the Washington, D.C. area.

“We’re extremely pleased to see that once again Suburban Hospital has demonstrated its clinical expertise in orthopedics in the annual U.S. News & World Report rankings,” says Jacky Schultz, Suburban Hospital president. “Our patients trust us with their healthcare 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 performers.

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, 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 around-the-clock access to the most advanced diagnostic and treatment protocols for stroke, heart attack and other clinical conditions.

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