Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, Minn., is among the elite hospitals included in the U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 Best Hospital rankings released August 1. CRMC achieved the highest rating possible for Hip Replacement being listed as High Performing and received five stars out of five for patient experience.
This is the fourth year CRMC has received the High Performing Hip Replacement award. The 5-star rating for patient experience is recognition for the care received in the Medical, Surgical, and Intensive Care Units.Scores are based on surveys taken from inpatients after they are discharged home, inquiring about different aspects of their stay. This is the second consecutive year CRMC received the 5-star rating.
“We are honored and extremely proud of our exceptional care teams and the recognition they have earned to be included among the nation’s top ranked hospitals for orthopaedics and patient experience,” said Amy Hart, CRMC’s CEO. “These ratings are proof of our unwavering commitment to consistently provide the highest standards of healthcare and quality with a personal level of care.”
“This award is valuable because it is unsolicited, meaning it isn’t something we applied for. Instead, it is awarded only based on patient outcomes,” said Erik Severson, M.D., CRMC’s Orthopaedic Medical Director. “It validates the outstanding care our hospital provides to our orthopaedic patients every day. When it comes to total hip replacement, and orthopaedics in general, we have committed ourselves to staying on the forefront of technology and innovation. This is one of the ways in which we ensure the best possible care is being provided to the patients we feel so privileged to treat.”
For the 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,300 hospitals to generate procedure and condition ratings. While more than 1,900 hospitals were rated high performing in at least one procedure or condition, none were rated high performing in all 21 procedures and conditions.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. U.S. News evaluates how well hospitals perform using data on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. Hospitals receive one of three ratings—high performing, average, or below average—unless they treated an insufficient number of patients to be rated.
More information is available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.