U.S. News & World Report Names Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Among Best in Hip Replacement
Cuyuna Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2018-19 by U.S. News & World Report. CRMC is the only Critical Access Hospital in the nation that received the recognition for Hip Replacement.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, 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.
CRMC achieved the highest rating possible for Hip Replacement and is listed as High Performing. U.S. News evaluates how well hospitals perform in hip replacement using data on patient survival, nurse staffing, volume and more. Hospitals receive one of three ratings—high performing, average or below average—unless they treated an insufficient number of patients to be rated.
“We are honored and extremely proud to be ranked among the nation’s top ranked hospitals for orthopaedics,” said CRMC CEO Kyle Bauer. “We are committed to continue providing the highest standards of care and quality.”
“Our patient-centered clinical staff works together seamlessly from diagnosis to surgery, and if needed, to rehabilitation to provide amazing outcomes,” said Erik Severson, M.D., CRMC’s Orthopaedic Medical Director. “Patients benefit from the expertise of our team of sub-specialty fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons, the latest technologies, proven processes and a positive culture.”
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely 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.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
About Cuyuna Regional Medical Center
Since its humble beginning in 1964, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center has grown from three doctors and 20 employees providing medical care for Cuyuna Range miners and their families to a state-of-the-art medical campus with a 24-bed critical access hospital, three physician clinics, 117-bed long term care facility, and 98-home senior living community. And throughout the past half a century, CRMC's growth and development has been nutured by the same vision, devotion, and communtiy goodwill from which it was created.www.cuyunamed.org
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