Bellin Hospital Named Among America’s 100 Best for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement
Bellin identified among top hospitals nationally in Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement, according to Healthgrades
Bellin Memorial Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.
The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. For example, from 2017-2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award have, on average a 39.7 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. Similarly, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have, on average a 64.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*
“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and are starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”
Bellin Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in the state to be recognized as One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™ three years in a row (2019- 2021).
Bellin Health maintains a steadfast commitment to fellowship-trained subspecialty-focused orthopedic surgeons delivering quality care and patient-centered approaches. In addition, providers and administrators are dedicated to providing our communities innovative value-based care with immediate access to improve outcomes and heighten the patient experience. Specific examples include:
• Expanding outreach locations where Bellin Titletown’s fellowship-trained physicians practice in surrounding rural communities
• Total joint same-day discharge program
• Minimally invasive interoffice procedure room
• Walk-in orthopedics injury clinic, providing immediate access to care for patients and non-patients alike
• Innovative research-based physical therapy done with assistance from state-of-the-art technology and rehabilitation tools
• Advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging including our portable mini C-arm, weight-bearing CT scanner and multiple top-of-the-line advanced MRI units
• Expanded community involvement with additional high school relationships and club sports partnerships
“Bellin Health’s move to an employed surgery group and subspecialty approach to orthopedic care is driving our quality outcomes,” said Phil Schaible, Bellin Health Director of Sports Medicine and Orthopedics. “Paramount to our success is an emphasis on pre-operative care and in the care of joint replacement. Patient navigation by skilled nurses through pre-surgical care and post-operative rehabilitation drive an excellent patient experience. Our team has been able to get it done in orthopedics!”
Bellin Memorial Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:
• Five- Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for three years in a row (2018-2021)
• Five- Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 11 years in a row (2011-2021)
• Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for three years in a row (2019-2021)
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.