100 Hospitals With Great Orthopedic Programs – 2013

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Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to name 100 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs for 2013.

The hospitals included on this list have orthopedic surgery departments, programs or dedicated centers that have earned considerable recognition. Exceptional orthopedic departments often include physicians who provide outstanding patient care, advance cutting-edge orthopedic research and treat professional athletes.

Many of these hospitals have earned recognition for orthopedic excellence from U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, CareChex and Blue Cross Blue Shield. To devise this list, the Becker's editorial team weighted the aforementioned rankings and recognition, and conducted research to find the following hospitals as those with great orthopedic programs.

Note: Hospitals do not and cannot pay for inclusion on this list. This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals or associated healthcare providers.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Ill.). Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital's orthopedic program is tailored to provide a patient-centered experience with multidisciplinary care teams that include nurse navigators, case managers and physical and occupational therapists. Physicians on the hospital's orthopedic team perform more than 1,000 surgeries each year. Advocate Good Samaritan has received recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.

Allina Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). The physicians at Allina Abbott Northwestern's Orthopaedic Institute provide an integrated approach to orthopedic care and perform more than 4,000 orthopedic procedures each year. The institute also includes the 18-room Joint Replacement Center and the Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute for therapy. Allina Abbott Northwestern is one of Blue Cross Blue Shield's Blue Distinction Centers for spine surgery and hip and knee replacements and U.S. News & World Report ranked it as one of the top 50 hospitals for orthopedic care in 2013.
 
Baptist Hospital East (Louisville, Ky.). Surgeons at Baptist Hospital East perform more total joint replacement procedures than most other hospitals in Kentucky. The hospital earned Healthgrades' Joint Replacement Excellence Award for the past three years, including 2014, for its superior outcomes in knee and hip replacements. CareChex also ranked the hospital as one of the top providers for joint replacements in 2014.

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Several professional sports teams in St. Louis visit Barnes-Jewish Hospital for orthopedic care, including the Rams football and Blues hockey teams. The hospital provides multidisciplinary teams of orthopedic specialists to treat a range of conditions, and Washington University physicians continually conduct basic science and clinical research. Physicians from around the world send patients to Barnes-Jewish & Washington University Spine Center, one of the largest clinical spine care practices in the country. U.S. News & World Report ranked Barnes-Jewish within the top 20 hospitals in the country for orthopedic care in 2013.

Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas). More than 9,000 orthopedic surgeries are performed by physicians in Baylor Dallas' orthopedics department each year, including nearly 3,000 total joint replacements. The hospital's offerings include a minimally invasive orthopedic center, total joint program, orthopedic oncology, orthopedic trauma program, spine center and sports performance center. U.S. News & World Report ranked Baylor within the top 25 hospitals in the country for orthopedic care in 2013. Blue Cross Blue Shield has also designated Baylor University Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for joint replacements and spine surgery.

Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mich.). The orthopedic program at 1,070-bed Beaumont, Royal Oak consists of both clinical treatments and innovative research. More than 40 orthopedic surgeons treat cases in every specialty and subspecialty of orthopedics, including minimally invasive hip and knee reconstruction, orthopedic oncology, trauma, hand surgery and advanced spine surgery. The hospital has its own Joint Wear Simulation Laboratory, where researchers test implants in conditions similar to the human body and study alternative bearing surfaces and prosthetic designs. Beaumont, Royal Oak is designated by Blue Cross and Blue Shield as Blue Distinction Center for specialty care in knee and hip replacement and spine surgery.

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston). Beth Israel Deaconess' Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopaedics includes orthopedic oncology and trauma, geriatric orthopedics, spine surgery and joint replacement and reconstruction, among other subspecialties. The teaching hospital, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is home to advanced limb-sparing surgery procedure and a unique primary care sports medicine service for nonsurgical acute and overuse injuries, as well as chronic pain. Beth Israel Deaconess is a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.

Bethesda North Hospital (Cincinnati). Physicians at Bethesda North Hospital and its affiliate Good Samaritan Hospital, both Part of TriHealth, perform more orthopedic surgeries than those of any other system in Greater Cincinnati. Healthgrades awarded Bethesda North for spine surgery excellence and named it one of the country's 50 best hospitals in 2013. Blue Cross and Blue Shield also designated the hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements.

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Robert Breck Brigham Hospital, one of the founding hospitals of Brigham and Women's, was one of the first teaching hospitals in the country wholly devoted to arthritis and related diseases. Brigham and Women's, home to a host of orthopedic expertise, has carried on the torch. Its department of orthopedic surgery is made up of more than 40 physicians between four locations in the greater Boston area who provide a range of orthopedic services, including spine, sports medicine and women's joint disease. The academic medical center's Orthopedic Research Laboratories unite surgeons with researchers to translate clinical trial findings into treatment options.

Bronson Methodist Hospital (Kalamazoo, Mich.). Bronson Orthopedics & Sports Medicine includes more than 20 physicians in nearly every subspecialty within orthopedics and sports medicine. The hospital's sports medicine physicians care for athletes from more than 20 teams and universities, including the Kalamazoo Wings hockey team. The hospital is designated as a Blue Distinction Center from Blue Cross and Blue Shield for knee and hip transplants and spine surgery, and it also received Healthgrades' Joint Replacement Excellence Award for the past three years.

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). The Orthopaedic Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is home to 13 specialized clinical programs, including those for dance medicine, metabolic bone disorders and orthopedic oncology. Late last year, two prominent orthopedic oncologists joined the center. Blue Cross and Blue Shield designated the hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements. U.S. News & World Report also ranked the hospital as one of the top 10 for orthopedic care in the country.

Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, Ill.). Located about 30 miles outside of Chicago, Central DuPage has an orthopedic program with a medical staff of approximately 40 orthopedic surgeons, including specialists in pediatric orthopedics, hand and upper extremity, foot and ankle, spine, joint replacement and sports medicine. Central DuPage, Magnet-accredited for nursing excellence, is the second-most active hospital in Illinois for total joint replacements. U.S. News & World Report ranked it 22nd in the nation for orthopedic care, making it one of three hospitals in the state to earn a top-50 spot.

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is home to the only hospital-based pediatric orthotics and prosthetics practice in Georgia. The hospital's program includes nine specialties, including a pediatric hip and limb deficiency program. Children's Healthcare of Atlanta was the first pediatric facility in the country to use the SpineAssist system, which allows surgeons to preplan procedures in 3-D simulations and use a robotic arm to guide them to the surgical site. In addition to their clinical offerings, orthopedic surgeons and physicians at Children's are continually researching and developing new treatment options.

Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora). The Orthopedic Institute is home to more than a dozen specialized orthopedic programs and five clinics throughout the Aurora area. The institute's sports program — established in the 1960s and one of the first of its kind in the world — helps children with orthopedic conditions learn to participate in recreational activities. The institute also includes a center for gait and movement analysis, one of roughly 40 in the country. In 2012, families rated their experience at the Orthopedics Institute as excellent or very good 94 percent of the time, and U.S. News & World Report ranked the orthopedic program at Children's Hospital of Colorado as one of the top 10 in the nation for children in 2013.

Children's Hospital Los Angeles. Children's Hospital Los Angeles includes Children's Orthopaedic Center, which is home to a multispecialty team of orthopedic surgeons, oncologists, physical therapists, nurses, biomedical engineers and clinical researchers. The center's John C. Wilson, Jr. Motion Analysis Laboratory — one of only a few in the country — uses advanced technology to assist children who have difficulty walking. Surgeons with Children's Spine Center perform about 250 spine surgeries each year, and U.S. News & World Report ranked Children's Hospital Los Angeles fourth in the nation for orthopedic centers for children in 2013.  

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. CHOP's orthopedic program dates back more than 120 years ago, and the hospital's physicians have pioneered surgical techniques that have since become gold standards in medicine, such as pediatric ACL reconstruction. The hospital's orthopedic surgery department includes a range of specialty programs, including one specifically for hand and arm disorders in which physicians perform more than 1,000 procedures each year for children with congenital deformities, injuries and tumors of the hand and arm. U.S. News & World Report ranked CHOP second in the nation for orthopedic centers for children in 2013.  

Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). The orthopedics and sports medicine program at 555-bed Christ Hospital includes more than a dozen specialists throughout the Cincinnati area. The hospital is building a new Joint and Spine Center, complete with 60 private inpatient rooms, scheduled to open in summer 2015. Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized the hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery and knee and hip replacements. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report ranked Christ Hospital as one of the top 30 in the country for orthopedic care.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati Children's takes a family-centered approach to pediatric orthopedics and provides care for the full spectrum of conditions. The department includes 10 subspecialty programs, including a brachial plexus center — one of the few in the country to diagnose and treat that condition, which affects movement in the shoulder, arm and hand. In February, Cincinnati Children's surgeons led a mission trip to India to treat children with complex spine deformities. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital third in the country for orthopedic care in 2013.

Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic's Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute combines the system's clinical programs to offer comprehensive treatment for adults and children's bone, joint and connective tissue conditions. Each specialty program within the institute, such as pediatric orthopedics, spine health and musculoskeletal tumors, is active in clinical and translational research for cartilage, tendon and bone tissue engineering. Cleveland Clinic orthopedic surgeons reconstruct thousands of hip and knee joints each year. In September, Cleveland Clinic formed an orthopedic physician hospital organization with three major orthopedic practices across the country to offer joint and spine care to employers.   

Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, Fla.). Physicians at Delray Medical Center's Center for Advanced Othopaedics provide care for several conditions, including sports injuries, spine treatment and surgery and joint replacements. The hospital's rehabilitative services are housed in Pinecrest Rehabilitation Hospital, located on Delray's campus. Delray has received Healthgrades recognition for orthopedic services, joint replacements, total knee replacements and hip fracture repair for four consecutive years. Blue Cross Blue Shield has also designated Delray Medical Center as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements and spine surgery.

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota (Fla.). The Orthopedic and Spine Institute at Doctors Hospital, one of Truven Healthcare's 100 Top Hospitals for 2013, received the Spine Surgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades this year. Along with quality clinical care, the institute upholds the patient experience and provides a range of amenities to ensure patients are comfortable before and after their orthopedic procedures. Blue Cross and Blue Shield also designated Doctors Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery and knee and hip replacements.

Duke University Medical Center (Durham, N.C.). Duke Orthopaedics dates back more than 80 years. The program is considered one of the pioneers for this specialty, as Duke physicians have made several orthopedic breakthroughs. One is the free vascularized fibular graft procedure, which treats bone damage in the hip without a total hip replacement. Duke leads the country in the number of total ankle replacements performed each year, and Duke Orthopaedics' sports medicine program is one of 12 Fédération Internationale de Football Centres of Excellence in the world for FIFA world football.

Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital (Atlanta). An extension of Emory University Hospital, Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital is the only dedicated facility for these specialties in the state. Emory specialists perform major joint replacements, minimally invasive orthopedic surgery, spine surgery and more. The hospital has been recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements. CareChex has ranked Emory as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country for major orthopedic surgery in 2014.

Florida Hospital (Orlando). The first patient to receive a total knee replacement in Florida did so at Florida Hospital, which includes Florida Hospital Orthopaedics Institute. Surgeons at the institute have performed more orthopedic surgeries than any other hospital in the state, and the hospital is one of the most-visited hospitals for Medicare patients' joint replacement surgeries. Florida Hospital also specializes in sports medicine and treats some prominent teams and athletes, including the Orlando Magic basketball team.

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center (LaCrosse, Wis.). Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center's orthopedic program covers several subspecialties, including orthopedic trauma, sports medicine, pediatric orthopedics and many others. The hospital earned Healthgrades' 2014 awards for excellence in spine surgery and orthopedic surgery, along with previous recognition for superior outcomes in hip and knee replacements. CareChex also ranked the hospital as one of the top 20 for orthopedic care in the United States for 2014. Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center is a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements.

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. More than 7,000 patients visit HackensackUMC Orthopaedic Institute and its network of more than 50 specialists each year for care, which includes joint replacements, spine treatments, sports medicine treatment, specialized surgery and other services. The hospital has received Healthgrades' Joint Replacement Excellence Award each year since 2009, and U.S. News & World Report ranked HackensackUMC as one of the 50 best in the country for orthopedics.

Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). The Henry Ford Department of Orthopedic Surgery is one of the largest groups of its kind in the country, with more than 47 clinicians. Henry Ford's orthopedic program is well-known in the world of athletics, as it provides team physicians for the Detroit Lions, Tigers and Red Wings. The hospital also includes a Bone and Joint Research Center that covers a range of disciplines, including motion analysis. Blue Cross and Blue Shield has recognized Henry Ford Hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements.
 
Hoag Orthopedic Institute (Irvine, Calif.). Hoag Orthopedic Institute was developed in 2010 by Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif., and a select group of orthopedic physicians in Orange County. The institute is one of three clinical centers in the state to create a pilot registry for joint replacement patients, called the California Joint Replacement Registry, to improve data reporting and outcomes for this specialty. In 2013, U.S. News & World Report named Hoag Memorial Presbyterian as one of the top 50 in the country for orthopedic care.

Holy Cross Hospital (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Holy Cross Hospital includes an orthopedic institute with several satellite physician office locations. Holy Cross Hospital is a pioneer in the specialty: Its orthopedic team was the first in the world to use a robotic arm for partial knee resurfacing and the first in South Florida for to use the tool for a total hip replacement. It deepened its roots in clinical innovation when it founded the Orthopedic Research Institute in 2010. The hospital has earned Healthgrades' Orthopedic Surgery Excellence award seven years in a row.

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Founded in 1863, the 205-bed Hospital for Special Surgery is the oldest orthopedic hospital in the country, and one of the more internationally prominent, as it treated patients from more than 90 countries in 2012. The hospital has long had ties to some of the country's most elite athletes, and in August, it was designated as an official hospital for U.S. Olympic athletes and teams. The hospital also boasts the lowest surgical site infection rate out of 169 providers for hip replacements in the state of New York. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital first the country for orthopedic care in 2013, the 23rd consecutive year it made the publication's top-50 ranking for the specialty.

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). Penn Orthopaedic was the first department of orthopedic surgery in the country, as the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was founded in 1751. In an exciting development for patients, the department recently began offering same-day appointments at all seven of its locations. Its McKay Orthopaedic Research Laboratory is ranked in the top five orthopedic departments in the country in terms of funding from the National Institutes of Health, garnering more than $5 million each year. Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized the hospital as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements.

Houston Methodist Hospital. The Houston Methodist Bone & Joint Center is one of the most active orthopedic surgery centers in the country, taking in more than 3,000 inpatient and about 11,000 outpatient cases each year. Houston Methodist is the official healthcare provider for the Houston Astros, Houston Ballet and several other athletic and performing arts organizations, and its physicians are also highly involved in research. A sports medicine physician from Houston Methodist is collaborating with NASA on research to better understand orthopedic needs unique to astronauts. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital as one of the top 25 in the country for orthopedic care in 2013.

Huntington Memorial Hospital (Pasadena, Calif.). The orthopedic program at 625-bed Huntington Memorial encompasses a range of subspecialties and includes 20 orthopedic physicians, along with a team of affiliated professionals and caregivers. The hospital, which includes a Level II trauma center, received Healthgrades' Spine Surgery Excellence Award in 2013 and 2014 for its superior outcomes in back and neck procedures. Huntington Memorial is Magnet-accredited for nursing excellence and is also one of Blue Cross Blue Shield's Blue Distinction Centers for hip and knee replacements.

Iowa Methodist Medical Center (Des Moines). Part of UnityPoint Health, Iowa Methodist Medical Center includes a network of approximately 20 orthopedic specialists. Physicians in system's orthopedic program perform thousands of joint replacements each year — more than 1,500 total knee, 600 total hip and 90 total shoulder. UnityPoint's Methodist, Lutheran and Methodist West hospitals have received recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield as Blue Distinction Centers for hip and knee replacements and spine surgery, as well.  

IU Health University Hospital (Indianapolis). IU Health University Hospital is partnered with the Indiana University School of Medicine, allowing its physicians to combine innovative treatments with the latest orthopedic research. IU Health's orthopedic department focuses on orthopedic trauma, rehabilitation, spine, joint replacement and several other subspecialties, including sports medicine. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital as one of the top 40 in the nation for orthopedic care in 2013.

John Muir Medical Center (Concord and Walnut Creek, Calif.). Two-hospital John Muir Health has the largest, nonacademic orthopedic program in California. The system is home to a network of approximately 30 orthopedic surgeons, and its 267-bed John Muir Medical Center in Concord and 572-bed Walnut Creek medical center were recognized by U.S. News & World Report as two of the top 50 hospitals for orthopedics in 2013. John Muir's Walnut Creek location has been ranked in the top 50 by U.S News & World Report for seven consecutive years, and it is also recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for spine surgery.

Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). The Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has cared for patients since 1900. Today, the department is led by U.S. Army Col. James Ficke, MD, who is nationally renowned for the treatment of complex foot injuries and amputees, and it includes more than 50 faculty members. The hospital's sports medicine program also treats athletes from the Baltimore Orioles baseball team and Navy Football to high school sports teams. U.S. News & World Report named Johns Hopkins' orthopedic program as one of the top 10 in the country in 2013.  

Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. Lancaster General Orthopedic Center includes a sports medicine subspecialty, along with geriatric fracture and total joint replacement programs. The center includes 64 private rooms for general orthopedic patients and 42 beds dedicated to joint replacement patients. Within the center is a physical medicine and rehabilitation gym, making it easier for patients to follow their rehabilitation plans with their physicians and care teams. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital as one of the top 50 in the country for orthopedics in 2013.

Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pa.). Based about one hour outside of Philadelphia, Lehigh Valley Hospital has a well-regarded bones and joints program through which providers care for a range of conditions, from osteoporosis to total joint replacements to spine disorders. U.S. News & World Report ranked Lehigh Valley as one of the top 50 in the country for orthopedics in 2013, and Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Lehigh Valley as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacement

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Physicians practicing in Massachusetts General Hospital's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery see more than 80,000 patients each year. Last summer, the hospital opened Mass General Orthopaedics Sports Performance Center, which combines advanced 3-D biomechanical imaging technology with the clinical expertise of multidisciplinary Massachusetts General staff to help athletes prevent and recover from injury. U.S. News & World Report ranked Massachusetts General fourth in the nation for orthopedic care in 2013.

Maury Regional Medical Center (Columbia, Tenn.). Maury Regional Medical Center has received Healthgrades' awards for excellence in joint replacement and orthopedic surgery for the past two years. The hospital includes a center devoted to total joint replacements and physical therapy, and Blue Cross Blue Shield has recognized Maury Regional as a Blue Distinction Center for total hip and knee replacements. In its most recent outcomes report, Mary Regional's average length of stay for all orthopedic procedures was below the national average, as was its complications rate.

Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital (Rochester, Minn.). Mayo Clinic is home to some orthopedic milestones, such as the implantation of the first Food and Drug Administration-approved artificial hip, performed by a Mayo orthopedic surgeon in 1969. Mayo's orthopedic surgery department cares for more than 80,000 patients each year, and this past spring, the hospital announced an expansion to its sports medicine practice to meet growing national and international demand. The hospital receives about $7 million in annual research funding from various sources for orthopedic advancements. U.S. News & World Report ranked Mayo Clinic as the second best hospital in the country for orthopedic care in 2013.

McLaren Orthopedic Hospital (Lansing, Mich.). McLaren Orthopedic Hospital, established in 2004, includes more than 25 orthopedic surgeons. The hospital is home to more than 10,000 outpatient and inpatient procedures each year, and it is the largest dedicated orthopedic hospital in Michigan. The orthopedic hospital is one component of Flint, Mich.-based McLaren Health's offerings in this specialty. Its Flint hospital, McLaren Flint, has been recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements and spine surgery, making it one of 14 hospitals in the state to receive both designations.

MedStar Union Memorial Hospital (Baltimore). MedStar Union Memorial Hospital has been a mainstay in Baltimore for more than 150 years. The 249-bed hospital is linked to a network of roughly 50 orthopedic specialists, and its sports medicine program is home to the official medical team for the Baltimore Ravens. U.S. News & World Report ranked MedStar as the 31st top hospital in the country for orthopedic care in 2013. The hospital also includes the Curtis National Hand Center, the only National Center for the Treatment and Rehabilitation of the Hand and Upper Extremities, as designated by the U.S. Congress.

Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital (Houston). Memorial Hermann Southeast is a 274-bed facility with an extensive network of orthopedic providers and resources at its disposal. For instance, Memorial Hermann Southeast is affiliated with parent company Memorial Hermann's IRONMAN Sports Medicine Institute, a comprehensive clinic between the health system and the World Triathlon Corporation where specialists provide care for athletes of all skill levels and ages. The hospital earned Healthgrades' 2014 awards for excellence in orthopedic surgery and joint replacements. CareChex also ranked it as one of the top 10 hospitals for orthopedic care in 2014.

Mercy Hospital (Iowa City). Mercy Hospital's comprehensive orthopedic program includes emergency trauma care, sports medicine, total joint replacement, spine surgery, arthroscopic surgery and a 16-bed skilled nursing facility for patient recovery. The 218-bed hospital earned Healthgrades' Joint Replacement Excellence Award for its superior outcomes in knee and hip replacements for three years in a row, including 2014. Blue Cross Blue Shield also recognized Mercy as a Blue Distinction Center for knee, hip and spine care.

Mon General Hospital (Morgantown, W.Va.). In light of a 20 percent increase in orthopedic procedures performed at the hospital over five years, Mon General opened a new orthopedic center in 2012. The hospital is home to one of the largest networks of orthopedic surgeons out of any hospital in West Virginia, and more than 3,600 orthopedic procedures are performed there each year. The hospital has been recognized by Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements.

Mount Carmel Health System East (Columbus, Ohio). More than 60 orthopedic surgeons lead Mount Carmel's comprehensive program, which includes treatment options for the full spectrum of musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. The hospital's orthopedic program includes spine care, sports medicine and total joint replacements, among other subspecialties. In October, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield named Mount Carmel as a preferred provider for its federal health insurance exchange plan for central Ohio.  

Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.). The orthopedics program at duPont Hospital for Children is comprehensive, providing treatment options for clubfoot, scoliosis, spinal disorders, gait issues, bone tumors and more. Many noteworthy contributions to the field of orthopedics have stemmed from duPont Hospital for Children. For example, specialists and researchers developed a type of custom-made back brace called the Wilmington, which resembles a jacket and has become a standard treatment option for children with scoliosis. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital fifth in the nation for pediatric orthopedic care in 2013.

New England Baptist Hospital (Roxbury Crossing, Mass.). New England Baptist, a teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine, is the official provider for the Boston Celtics. This fall, the hospital opened an outpatient orthopedic facility in partnership with Shields Health Care Group, an imaging and diagnostic provider. New England Baptist has received recognition from Blue Cross Blue Shield as a Blue Distinction Center for hip and knee replacements, as well as Healthgrades' Joint Replacement Excellence Award. Furthermore, U.S. News & World Report ranked New England Baptist as the 15th hospital in the nation for orthopedic care in 2013.

NewYork-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (New York City). NewYork-Presbyterian provides orthopedic services at both its Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center, going by Columbia Orthopaedics and Weill Cornell Orthopaedics. The hospital's Center for Hip and Knee Replacement is a major referral center for patients around the country who suffer from hip and knee pain. U.S. News & World Report ranked New York-Presbyterian as one of the top 30 hospitals in the country for orthopedic care in 2013. The hospital also received Healthgrades' Joint Replacement Excellence Award.

 

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