Fredericksburg, VA – June 6, 2023 – Mary Washington Hospital has been recognized as a 2023 Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ recipient by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This achievement reflects Mary Washington Hospital’s outstanding clinical outcomes for outpatient knee and hip replacement and distinguishes Mary Washington Hospital in the top 10% nationwide for outpatient joint replacement.
Mary Washington Hospital is one of only 5 hospitals in Virginia to be recognized with the Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award™.
Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes at short-term acute care hospitals throughout the country that offer joint replacement in the outpatient environment. This analysis included years 2019 through 2021 to identify the top-performing hospitals for outpatient knee and hip replacement. Healthgrades’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between hospitals that achieved a 2023 Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award and those that did not during the three-year study period. Patients treated at hospitals that received a 2023 Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award have, on average, a 50.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication than patients treated at non-recipient hospitals. * In fact, patients who have an outpatient joint replacement procedure at hospitals that did not receive the award are more than twice as likely to experience one or more complications than patients treated at an award recipient hospital. *
“This recognition celebrates the commitment to excellence demonstrated by the physicians and staff who care for our orthopedic patients every day,” said Mike McDermott, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mary Washington Healthcare. “The dedication of our joint replacement clinical leadership is reflected in this recognition, ranking outpatient joint replacement at MWH as one of the elite programs in the nation.”
“Through the industry’s first-outcomes-based outpatient award, Healthgrades is excited to recognize Mary Washington Hospital for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients undergoing outpatient joint replacement,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Patients can feel confident that recipients of the 2023 Outpatient Joint Replacement Excellence Award have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”
As outpatient surgical volumes continue to grow, Healthgrades is working to expand its outpatient ratings methodology to include key outpatient procedures and conditions to help patients find the best care possible. Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality. For more information on how Healthgrades identifies the nation’s top hospitals for outpatient orthopedic surgery, see the 2023 Outpatient Specialty Excellence Awards and Ratings Methodology.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of SAF data for years 2019 through 2021 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.