November 18, 2014

Providence Hospitals recognized for excellence in cardiac and orthopedic care

Providence Hospitals, which consists of two of the Sisters of Charity Health System’s five Catholic hospitals, has been recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in cardiac and orthopedic care.

Healthgrades, which is a leading online resource for helping consumers make informed decisions, awarded Providence Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina, with its highest 5-star star rating for the quality of its coronary bypass surgery, valve surgery and pacemaker procedures. Providence Orthopedic Hospital, formerly known as Providence Hospital Northeast, was recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for the second year in a row and as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement.

These achievements are part of new findings and data released on and in the Healthgrades 2015 Report to the Nation. A 5-star rating from Healthgrades indicates that Providence’s clinical outcomes are better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure. For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 40 million Medicare patient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing performance relative to each of 33 common conditions and procedures. Detailed performance information and the complete methodology can be found at

In addition to the recognitions from Healthgrades, Providence Hospitals recently received a three-star rating (the highest level of excellence) from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons for the 16th reporting period in a row.

“Providence’s heart program has performed more than 30,000 procedures since its inception,” said Michael French, interim CEO of Providence Hospitals. “The awards we’ve earned speak to the excellence and consistency of our physicians and staff members.”

Additionally, since 2010, Providence Orthopedic Hospital has been recognized as a Blue Distinction Center for Hip and Knee Replacement and an Aetna Institute of Quality for Orthopedic Care Facility for Total Joint Replacement.

“We are thrilled to be recognized,” said Ryan Hall, vice president and chief administrative officer of Providence Orthopedic Hospital. “Our team works diligently to give the best care to our patients.”

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