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HealthGrades Names Norman Regional Health System one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery in 2012

- Patients Treated at 5-Star Hospitals have 63% Less Likely to Experience Complication Compared to a 1-Star Hospital-

A report released by HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, named Norman Regional Health System number one in Oklahoma and top 5% in the nation for Overall Orthopedic Services.

"These rankings are a reflection of Norman Regional’s dedicated physicians, nurses, therapists, clinical professionals and support staff,” said NRHS President and CEO David Whitaker. “Our Health System understands that as baby boomers age it’s more important than ever to provide top quality orthopedic services. We stand ready to provide that quality care, and these national and state rankings prove it."

Quality achievements by Norman Regional Health System:

  • Ranked Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2012
  • Ranked Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
  • Ranked #1 in OK for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2012
  • Ranked #3 in OK for Joint Replacement in 2012
  • Ranked #7 in OK for Spine Surgery in 2012
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in OK for Overall Orthopedic Services for 5 Years in a Row (2008-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 5 in OK for Joint Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
  • Ranked Among the Top 10 in OK for Spine Surgery in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Overall Orthopedic Services for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Spine Surgery in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2010-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Hip Fracture Treatment for 5 Years in a Row (2008-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Back and Neck Surgery (except Spinal Fusion) in 2012

Choosing a hospital can be a life or death decision. HealthGrades report found that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a lower risk of death and lower risk of complications compared to 1-star rated hospitals.

"Patients today have a wide array options when it comes to choosing a healthcare provider," said Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. "At HealthGrades, we are proud to have led the way for empowering patient choice based on objective clinical outcomes and access to actionable quality measures. We commend Norman Regional Health System for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency in the Norman, Okla. area."

Key findings of the HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America report include:

  • If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had been treated at 5-star hospitals, 240,040 lives could have potentially been saved.
  • Patients had, on average, a 73% lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to a 1-star rated hospital, and a 54% lower risk of dying in a 5-star rated hospital compared to the national average.
  • Patients, on average, were 63% less likely to experience in-hospital complications than patients at 1-star programs, and had a 43% lower chance of developing an in-hospital complication than the national average.

About Norman Regional Health System
Norman Regional Health System is a multi-campus system that serves healthcare needs throughout south central Oklahoma. Our acute-care facility on the Porter Avenue Campus is licensed for 324 beds and offers a full range of services. Moore Medical Center, a 45-bed facility, provides general medical and surgical needs, physical therapy, obstetrical services, 24-hour emergency services and close-to-home diagnostic imaging to the Moore community. The new HealthPlex campus at Interstate 35 and Tecumseh Road, licensed for 136 beds, features Cardiovascular Services, Spine and Orthopedic Surgery, and Women’s and Children’s Services.

Norman Regional Health System also provides outpatient diagnostic centers, medical transport services, physician services, centers of excellence, durable medical equipment supplies, a primary care network, community wellness service and employer health services. We have grown to employ more than 2,700 people and have 356 physicians credentialed on the Medical Staff.

About HealthGrades
HealthGrades is America's most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality outcomes. HealthGrades online properties are the nation's leading destination for physician search and empower more than 170 million consumers annually to make informed healthcare decisions.

For more information please visit our Orthopedics Services page.

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