Consumer Reports: 34 top-rated US hospitals for hip replacements

Anuja Vaidya -  

Consumer Reports released ratings of hospitals based on how patients fared during elective surgery as well as surgery outcomes. Consumer reports developed ratings for five of types of procedures: back surgery, hip replacements, knee replacements, angioplasty and carotid artery surgery.

The rankings are based on billing data, and they include the percentage of a hospital's Medicare patients who die in the hospital or stay longer than expected for their procedure.


Here are the 34 highest-rated hospitals in the United States for hip replacement surgery:


•    Thomas Hospital, Fairhope, Ala.
•    Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital, Mesa
•    Northwest Medical Center, Tucson, Ariz.
•    Yavapai Regional Medical Center, Prescott, Ariz.
•    Fresno Surgical Hospital, Fresno, Calif.
•    Hoag Orthopedic Institute, Irvine, Calif.
•    Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.
•    St. Joseph Hospital, Orange, Calif.
•    Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Fremont, Calif.
•    Porter Adventist Hospital, Denver
•    Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins, Colo.
•    Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn.
•    Gulf Coast Medical Center, Panama City, Fla.
•    Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (Fla.)
•    Ocala (Fla.) Regional Medical Center
•    Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, Ill.
•    OrthoIndy Hospital, Indianapolis
•    Parkview Ortho Hospital, Fort Wayne, Ind.
•    Stormont-Vail HealthCare, Topeka, Kan.
•    Fairview Southdale Hospital, Edina, Minn.
•    St. Vincent Healthcare, Billings, Mont.
•    Presbyterian-Orthopaedic Hospital, Charlotte, N.C.
•    Rex Healthcare, Raleigh, N.C.
•    Sierra Surgery Hospital, Carson City, Nev.
•    Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical Hospital, New Albany, Ohio
•    McBride Clinic Orthopedic Hospital, Oklahoma City
•    Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, Greenville, S.C.
•    Sioux Falls (S.D.) Surgical Center
•    Dixie Regional Medical Center, Saint George, Utah
•    Utah Valley Regional Medical Center, Provo, Utah
•    Overlake Hospital Medical Center, Bellevue, Wash.
•    Swedish Medical Center-First Hill, Seattle
•    Bellin Memorial Hospital, Green Bay, Wis.
•    Oconomowoc (Wis.) Memorial Hospital


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