3 South Carolina hospitals with best-value outcomes for hip, knee replacement


Greenville Health System Patewood Memorial Hospital, Conway Medical Center and Pelham Medical Center had the best-value outcomes in South Carolina over a 90-day episode of care for hip and knee replacement, according to a Dexur analysis of Medicare claims from April 2016 to March 2019.

The analysis found:

Average cost of care over a 90-day episode
South Carolina: $16,576

Total cost of care over a 90-day episode
GHS Patewood Memorial Hospital (Greenville): $12,299
Conway Medical Center: $12,350
Pelham Medical Center (Greer): $13,051

Top surgeons performing hip and knee replacement surgeries
GHS Patewood Memorial Hospital: Brian Burnikel, MD, James Cameron, MD, and Paul Siffri, MD
Conway Medical Center: Todd Tupis, MD, Peter Ramsey, MD, and Tyler Noble, DO
Pelham Medical Center: Walter Grady, DO, and Frank Armocida, MD

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