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MVH Earns Five Stars in Orthopedics from Healthgrades

MVH Earns Five Stars in Orthopedics from Healthgrades photo

MVH's Orthopedic Institute is a dedicated unit exclusively for joint replacement patients where nursing care is provided and all activities including physical therapy and group lunches are held.
(April 30, 2015 - Carroll Township, Pa.)

All hospitals strive to offer excellent medical care - but some do a better job than others in delivering that care. Monongahela Valley Hospital (MVH) is consistently recognized by respected organizations for providing outstanding orthopedic care. Most recently, MVH received five stars in Orthopedics from Healthgrades.® Healthgrades is a national company that provides consumers with the information they need to make more informed decisions including details about a provider's experience, patient satisfaction and hospital quality. More than 1 million people per day rely on Healthgrades to research, compare and connect with physicians.

"Our Orthopedic Institute has changed the way people experience joint replacement surgery and it shows in our scores," said Thomas F. Brockmeyer, M.D., Ph.D, medical director of MVH's Orthopedic Institute. "Based on feedback from patients who had hip or knee replacement surgery following the Orthopedic Institute's program, it is a positive experience and we have the data to prove it."

According to MVH patient data, of the people who had total joint replacement surgery at the Orthopedic Institute, 100 percent would recommend the Institute to those who need total joint replacement surgery. The program also boasts a 99 percent patient satisfaction rate. The Orthopedic Institute is the only local joint replacement program that evaluates each patient on multiple clinical, functional and patient satisfaction criteria. Patients are surveyed on pain and functionality of sitting, standing, walking, using steps and more prior to surgery and then again at various increments from six weeks to two years following their surgery. These outcomes are then analyzed during monthly performance improvement team meetings to ensure continuous improvement which ultimately leads to patient satisfaction.

The Healthgrades five-star award is MVH's latest orthopedic designation among those that include:

  • The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for the Management of Joint Replacement - Hip
  • The Joint Commission's Certificate of Distinction for the Management of Joint Replacement - Knee
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement
  • Aetna Institute of Quality® Orthopedic Care Facility for Total Joint Replacement Surgery


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