July 29, 2015 –Southeast Georgia Health System-Brunswick Campus has
been rated high performing in Hip Replacement in the U.S. News & World
Report Best Hospitals for Common Care. The ratings evaluate more than
4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions
and only about 10 percent of the hospitals receive ratings as high performers.
“We are very pleased to receive the high performer rating, which
validates the outstanding level of quality care and attention to detail
our Joint Replacement Center team puts into the patient’s experience,”
said Gary R. Colberg, FACHE, president & CEO, Southeast Georgia Health
System. “This is just one more example of why the communities we
serve can count on us to provide safe, quality, and cost-effective health
U.S. News evaluated hospitals in five procedures and medical conditions:
heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure
and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and rated them high
performers, average or below average.
“To be rated as high performing by U.S. News & World Report
means the Health System has met extensive quality and outcomes criteria,
as well as patient satisfaction measures,” said J. Kevin Brooks,
M.D., medical director, Joint Replacement Center. “It represents
our commitment to our community to provide an exceptional level of surgical
and medical care for their health care needs.”
“The choice of hospital is one of the most important and costly
decisions an individual makes,” said Ben Harder, chief of health
analysis for U.S. News. “We evaluated the treatment of more than
3.6 million patients and identified a small percentage of hospitals that
have superior outcomes compared with their peer institutions. Whenever
possible, patients, in consultation with their doctors, should seek out
high performing hospitals that excel in treating their specific condition.”
U.S. News created Best Hospitals for Common Care 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. The Best Hospitals for Common Care 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.
Dr Foster®, an international health care analytics company with expertise
on claims-based risk adjustment, collaborated with U.S. News on the Best
Hospitals for Common Care ratings methodology.
The ratings are freely available athttp://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ga/southeast-georgia-hospital-brunswick-campus-6380340/rankings.