September 08, 2020
Millcreek, UT – As part of U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals ranking and ratings, St. Mark’s Hospital was recently recognized as a “High Performing Hospital” for orthopedics, specifically for hip replacement, for 2020-21.
A hospital's hip replacement score is based on multiple data categories, including physician expertise, patient outcomes, prevention of revision surgery, volume, and more. Over 6,000 hospitals were evaluated and eligible hospitals received one of three ratings — high performing, average, or below average, with the balance either not offering the service or performing too few of the procedures to be rated. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating were significantly better than the national average.
St. Mark’s performed more than 385 hip replacements in 2019.
“To be recognized on such a broad, national scale is validating as healthcare providers,” said Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Michael Bourne. “More importantly, it’s a measurement of the level of care that we are delivering to our patients.”
The annual rankings and ratings are designed to assist patients and doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures. With more than one million Americans receiving joint replacements each year, and millions more receiving other orthopedic surgeries, those in pain can use these rankings in identifying the highest performing hospitals and physicians. St. Mark’s was one of only 8 hospitals in Utah recognized in this year’s U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking and ratings.
The hospital has 12 highly skilled, board certified Orthopedic Surgeons who perform hip replacement surgery in four dedicated operating room suites, with a fifth slated to be added soon. It also has a dedicated 34–bed nursing unit with highly trained nursing and rehabilitation staff working collaboratively with the whole team to provide seamless care from admission to discharge.
“This honor speaks to the level of high quality care our team has become known for over the years,” said Nicki Roderman, St. Mark’s Hospital Interim CEO and Chief Nursing Officer. “Our emphasis on coordinated, seamless care – from admission to discharge – is one of things that sets us apart and makes us a leader in orthopedic care.”
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MountainStar Healthcare is part of the Mountain Division of HCA Healthcare. MountainStar consists of eight Utah hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and numerous physician clinics across the Wasatch Front. The eight HCA, MountainStar Healthcare Hospitals include: St. Mark’s Hospital, Ogden Regional Medical Center, Timpanogos Regional Hospital, Lakeview Hospital, Mountain View Hospital, Lone Peak Hospital, Brigham City Community Hospital and Cache Valley Hospital. Please click here to connect with MountainStar Healthcare on social media.
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