100 hospitals with great orthopedic programs | 2015

Becker's Hospital Review has named the following organizations to the 2015 edition of its list, "100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs."


The hospitals on this list are national leaders when it comes to several aspects of orthopedic care. They have received recognition for excellence from various reputable organizations in orthopedic areas like joint replacements, orthopedic surgeries and general orthopedic care.

To develop this list, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team examined several ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News & World Report national and regional rankings for orthopedics, U.S. News' common care ratings for hip and knee replacement, CareChex rankings for orthopedic care and major orthopedic surgery, Blue Distinction Centers for Knee and Hip Replacement, Healthgrades orthopedic awards and Magnet designation for nursing excellence.

Note: Hospitals cannot pay for inclusion on the list. This list is not a ranking. Organizations are presented in alphabetical order.


Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). Each year, surgeons at the Orthopaedic Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital perform more than 4,000 orthopedic procedures. [READ MORE]

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, Ill.). Surgeons within Advocate Lutheran General Hospital's Orthopedic Institute perform over 4,500 orthopedic surgeries every year. [READ MORE]

AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center (Atlantic City, N.J.). The AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Joint Institute has earned numerous awards and accolades. [READ MORE]

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix. Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix, formerly Banner Good Samaritan Hospital, provides orthopedic care through Banner CORE Center for Orthopedics, which is a partnership between Banner Health and The CORE Institute. [READ MORE]

Baptist Health Care (Pensacola, Fla.). Baptist Health Care includes five hospitals and the Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine in Gulf Breeze, Fla. [READ MORE]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.). Because Barnes-Jewish is an affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine, the hospital's physicians are involved in the latest orthopedic science and clinical research. [READ MORE]

Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington (Texas). Baylor Orthopedic and Spine Hospital at Arlington specializes in comprehensive outpatient and inpatient treatment of orthopedic and spine disorders. [READ MORE]

Beaumont Hospital (Royal Oak, Mich.). The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Beaumont Hospital is comprised of more than 40 board-certified specialists and subspecialists, encompassing every field of orthopedics, and a fully accredited residency program with 20 residents — five per year for five years. [READ MORE]

Bethesda North Hospital (Cincinnati). Surgeons at Bethesda North Hospital perform more orthopedic surgeries than any other system in the greater Cincinnati area. [READ MORE]

Boone Hospital Center (Columbia, Mo.). Boone Hospital Center has received numerous awards and recognitions for its orthopedic care. [READ MORE]

Boston Children's Hospital. Boston Children's Hospital's orthopedic program dates back to 1903. [READ MORE]

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Brigham and Women's Department of Orthopedic Surgery staff of more than 40 physicians provides patients with expert, comprehensive care over four locations in the greater Boston area. [READ MORE]

Carilion Roanoke (Va.) Memorial HospitalWith roughly 30 physicians, Carilion Clinic has one of the largest orthopedics group for an academic medical center in the Commonwealth of Virginia. [READ MORE]

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). The board-certified and fellowship-trained physicians of Cedars-Sinai's Orthopaedic Center work to efficiently diagnosis and effectively treat some of the most complex cases involving orthopedic disorders and injuries. [READ MORE]

Centura Health-Penrose St. Francis Health (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Penrose St. Francis Health is home to the Total Joint & Spine Center, an exclusive hospital wing with 33 private rooms designed specifically for hip, knee, shoulder and spine patients. [READ MORE]

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. U.S. News & World Report ranked Children's Hospital of Philadelphia as the best program for pediatric orthopedics in the country for 2015-16. [READ MORE]

Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). Christ Hospital was ranked among U.S. News & World Report'stop 50 hospitals in the nation for adult orthopedics, CareChex's top 100 hospitals for orthopedic surgery and Healthgrades' 100 best hospitals for joint replacement on each organization's most recent lists. [READ MORE]

Christiana Care Health Services (Newark, Del.). U.S. News & World Report ranked Christiana Care Health Services the No. 1 hospital in Delaware and also named it as high-performing in orthopedics for 2015-16. [READ MORE]

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is the No. 4 hospital in the country for pediatric orthopedics, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 rankings. [READ MORE]

Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery focuses on pediatric orthopedics, hand and upper extremity, musculoskeletal tumors, foot and ankle, joint replacement and adult reconstructive surgery, sports medicine and spine health. [READ MORE]

Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, Fla.). The physicians at Delray Medical Center provide an array of orthopedic services, including joint replacement, sports medicine, back and spine care, foot and ankle care and orthopedic rehab. [READ MORE]

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). Duke has long served as a national leader in orthopedic care. [READ MORE]

Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). The highly trained orthopedic surgeons, nonsurgical specialists and physiatrists at Emory University Hospital's Orthopaedics & Spine Center use innovative approaches to treat patients — many of which were pioneered right on Emory's own campus. [READ MORE]

Florida Hospital Orlando. Florida Hospital Orlando is home to the Florida Hospital Orthopaedic Institute Orlando, which takes in common and complex orthopedic patients 24/7 and sees more than 4,000 orthopedic patients annually.[READ MORE]

Good Samaritan Hospital (Cincinnati). The Good Samaritan Hospital Orthopedic Center of Excellence focuses on hip and knee replacement, though also offers shoulder replacement and shoulder repair as well. [READ MORE]

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Each year, the HackensackUMC Orthopaedic Institute sees more than 7,000 patients with all kinds of orthopedic conditions. [READ MORE]

Hoag Orthopedic Institute (Irvine, Calif.). The Hoag Orthopedic Institute boasts 70 beds and nine operating rooms specifically designed and equipped for orthopedic cases, more than 300 specialty physicians (including 81 orthopedic surgeons) and a nursing staff that is trained in orthopedic surgical care. [READ MORE]

Holy Cross Hospital (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). The Holy Cross Orthopedic Institute is widely recognized for its quality care. [READ MORE]

HonorHealth Scottsdale (Ariz.) Shea Medical Center. The Scottsdale Healthcare-Shea Medical Center houses a nationally recognized total joint replacement center. [READ MORE]

Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). The Hospital for Joint Diseases was originally established in 1905 and has been pioneering new treatments for people with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders ever since. [READ MORE]

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Surgeons at the Hospital for Special Surgery — the oldest orthopedic hospital in the country, as it was founded in 1863 — perform more than 22,000 surgical procedures each year. [READ MORE]

Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian (Philadelphia). Penn Presbyterian Medical Center includes Penn Orthopaedics, which has physicians in 10 orthopedic subspecialties covering each joint condition, spinal disorder or sports injury. [READ MORE]

Houston Methodist Hospital. The orthopedics and sports medicine team at Houston Methodist is the official healthcare provider of the area's major sports teams, including the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash and the Houston Ballet. [READ MORE]

Huntington Memorial Hospital (Pasadena, Calif.). Included among the orthopedics services at Huntington Memorial Hospital are total joint replacement, femoral nerve block, carpal tunnel syndrome treatment and autologous chondrocyte implantation. [READ MORE]

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Fairfax, Va.). Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a Blue Distinction+ Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, and U.S. News & World Report named it a high-performing hospital in hip and knee replacement in 2015-16. [READ MORE]

IU Health Academic Health Center (Indianapolis). In addition to being a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip replacement, IU Health Academic Medical Center has the only program in Indiana to appear among the top 50 hospitals for adult orthopedics on U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 list. [READ MORE]

John Muir Medical Center (Walnut Creek, Calif.). Ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the country for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-16, JohnMuirMedicalCenter has the largest, nonacademic orthopedic program in California. [READ MORE]

Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). The Johns Hopkins Department of Orthopaedic Surgery was founded in 1900. [READ MORE]

Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. In addition to sports medicine and total joint replacements, the Orthopedic Center at Lancaster General features a geriatric fracture program, focused specifically on detecting early risk to minimize negative effects of geriatric bone fractures and improving patient outcomes. [READ MORE]

Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pa.). Lehigh Valley Hospital is part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network and has two locations in Allentown. [READ MORE]

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Orthopedic physicians at Massachusetts General treat more than 80,000 patients annually and the hospital's orthopedic program is over 100 years old. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Two of Mayo Clinic's main campuses — in Rochester, Minn., and Phoenix, Ariz. — were nationally ranked for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-16. [READ MORE]

McLaren Orthopedic Hospital (Lansing, Mich.). Part of McLaren Greater Lansing, the McLaren Orthopedic Hospital is the largest dedicated orthopedic hospital in Michigan. [READ MORE]

Mercy Health Anderson Hospital (Cincinnati). Anderson Hospital is a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, and CareChex ranked the hospital among its top 100 for both orthopedic care and orthopedic surgery for 2016.[READ MORE]

Mercy Medical Center (Baltimore). The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center is home of the first orthopedic surgeon in Maryland to perform a MAKOplasty minimally invasive partial knee procedure. [READ MORE]

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. Each year, physicians at Morristown perform more than 1,800 joint replacement surgeries and treat more than 1,500 patients with complex skeletal injuries.[READ MORE]

Mount Carmel New Albany (Ohio) Surgical Hospital. This specialty hospital focused on orthopedic, neurologic and musculoskeletal care has been named among Healthgrades' 100 best hospitals for joint replacement annually since 2014.[READ MORE]

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital (Omaha). Ranked the No. 47 orthopedic hospital in the nation for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report, as well as being rated high-performing for hip and knee replacement in the publication's common care ratings, Nebraska Orthopaedic is the first facility in the region dedicated to orthopedic care. [READ MORE]

Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children (Wilmington, Del.). Nemours has provided leading orthopedic care since 1940. [READ MORE]

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston). Ranked No. 10 in the nation for orthopedics in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 rankings,New England Baptist is dedicated to research efforts and is home to the NEBH Registry. [READ MORE]

NewYork-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell (New York City). New-York Presbyterian offers orthopedic services at both its Columbia University Medical Center and Weill Cornell Medical Center through Columbia Orthopaedics and Weill Cornell Orthopaedics. [READ MORE]

NorthShore Evanston (Ill.) Hospital. The Orthopaedic Institute at NorthShore Evanston Hospital offers a wide array of orthopedic services including joint care, spine care, sports medicine, hand and upper extremity care, foot and ankle care, pediatrics and trauma care. [READ MORE]

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, lll.). Central DuPage Hospital became part of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare after Cadence Health joined the Chicago-based system in 2014. [READ MORE]

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). The Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospital features six centers of excellence, including an orthopedic surgery program, a geriatric fracture program and a joint replacement program. [READ MORE]

Novant Health Charlotte (N.C.) Orthopedic Hospital. Founded in 1976, Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital provides a full range of services for orthopedic injuries and conditions and is the region's only orthopedic hospital. [READ MORE]

Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). The only orthopedics program in Louisiana and Mississippi to be ranked among the nation's top 50 by U.S. News & World Report for 2015-16, the Ochsner Medical Center has more than 20 orthopedic surgeons. [READ MORE]

The Orthopaedic Hospital of Lutheran Health (Fort Wayne, Ind.). The Orthopaedic Hospital of the Lutheran Health Network is fully accredited by the Joint Commission and is one of the few hospitals in the U.S. dedicated to orthopedic care. [READ MORE]

Parkview Ortho Hospital (Fort Wayne, Ind.). Parkview Ortho Hospital, a part of Parkview Health, is a specialty hospital focused solely on orthopedics.[READ MORE]

Porter Adventist Hospital (Denver). Porter Adventist Hospital, which is Magnet-recognized for nursing excellence, serves as a referral center that specializes in joint replacement and spine surgery, among other specialties.[READ MORE]

Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.). A 270-bed regional medical center, Poudre Valley Hospital has been recognized by Healthgrades as one of America's 100 best hospitals for joint replacement, orthopedic surgery and spine surgery for the past three years. [READ MORE]

Providence-Providence Park Hospital (Southfield, Mich.). Providence-Providence Park Hospital, previously Providence Hospital & Medical Center is part of the St. John Providence health system. [READ MORE]

Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego). Rady Children's Hospital includes orthopedic specialists who treat the full range of pediatric orthopedic disorders and conditions, including traumatic injuries.[READ MORE]

Roper Hospital (Charleston, S.C.). Designated a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, Roper Hospital was founded in 1829 as the first community hospital in the Carolinas. [READ MORE]

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Recognized for its pioneering work on minimally invasive hip surgery and specialization in minimally invasive techniques, Rush University Medical Center was named No. 6 in the nation for orthopedic care for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report[READ MORE]

Saint Helena (Calif.) Hospital. Part of Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health, Saint Helena Hospital is designated a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement. [READ MORE]

Sanford USD Medical Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.) The Sanford Center for Joint Success at Sanford USD holds a Gold Seal of Approval in hip, shoulder and knee joint replacements from The Joint Commission. [READ MORE]

Scripps La Jolla (Calif.) Hospital. This Magnet-designated hospital was ranked the No. 23 hospital in the nation for adult orthopedics in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 rankings. [READ MORE]

Sharp Coronado (Calif.) Hospital. More than 500 elective joint replacement surgeries are preformed at Sharp Coronado Hospital each year, and eight out of 10 of the hospital's orthopedic patients return home within two days of surgery. [READ MORE]

St. Charles Medical Center-Bend (Ore.). With roots dating back to 1918, St. Charles Medical Center-Bend opened in its current location in 1975.[READ MORE]

St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. Founded in 1886 by the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict, St. Cloud Hospital has grown from a small, community hospital to a 489-bed regional medical center.[READ MORE]

St. Francis Downtown (Greenville, S.C.). Part of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, St. Francis Downtown has established itself as a leader in orthopedic care.[READ MORE]

St. Francis Hospital (Roslyn, N.Y.). The Orthopedic Surgery Department at St. Francis Hospital covers the full range of services and is one of the busiest departments at the hospital, playing host to more than 2,000 surgical procedures each year.[READ MORE]

St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center (Hartford, Conn.). With roots dating back to 1897 when the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Chambéry opened a two-room hospital in Hartford, St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center has grown into a regional referral center and major teaching hospital.[READ MORE]

St. Luke's Boise (Idaho) Medical Center. St. Luke's Boise Medical Center, part of St. Luke's Health is the No. 2 hospital in Idaho, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 rankings. [READ MORE]

St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services (Indianapolis). St. Vincent Hospital provides orthopedic care at its St. Vincent Orthopedic Center, which is home to both joint replacement and spine programs.[READ MORE]

Stanford (Calif.) Hospital. Stanford Health Care's Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Clinic's 45 physicians offer a host of orthopedic services, ranging from arthritis and joint replacement to orthopedic surgical oncology.[READ MORE]

Sutter Medical Center (Sacramento, Calif.) Sutter Medical Center is the recipient of many awards in recognition of its excellence in orthopedic care. [READ MORE]

Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. For the 11th consecutive year, Tampa General Hospital was ranked one of the best in the country for orthopedics for 2015-16 by U.S. News & World Report, and the publication also named it as high-performing in knee replacement in its common care ratings this year. [READ MORE]

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital (Plano). Texas Health Plano recently completed a $25.4 million expansion project adding five specially designed orthopedic operating rooms to its campus. [READ MORE]

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia). Thomas Jefferson University Hospital houses the largest orthopedic surgery program in the Delaware Valley and is consistently ranked as a top hospital for orthopedic care by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, Calif.). The University of California, Davis Medical Center is a leader in orthopedics on the West Coast. [READ MORE]

UC San Diego Medical Center. UC San Diego Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in the San Diego metro area and No. 5 hospital in California, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 rankings. [READ MORE]

UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital (Santa Monica, Calif.). The UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is an alliance between UCLA Health and Orthopaedic Hospital that started in 1998. [READ MORE]

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). Physicians at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute at UCSF Medical Center treat a wide range of orthopedic conditions, including disorders of the ankle, foot, hip, knee and spine.[READ MORE]

University Hospital (Augusta, Ga.). Part of the University of Health Care System, University Hospital includes orthopedic and neurosurgeons who provide medical care for numerous conditions, including degenerative joint disease; arthritis of the hip, knee, shoulder or ankle; or conditions requiring joint replacement. [READ MORE]

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). University Hospitals Case Medical Center's Department of Orthopaedics offers a spectrum of care for adult and children's orthopedic needs through nine specialty divisions. [READ MORE]

University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham. The University of Alabama Hospital at Birmingham is one of the 20 largest in the nation and is what the health system calls "the centerpiece of UAB's clinical enterprise." [READ MORE]

University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). University of Colorado Hospital was named No. 25 in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report in 2015-16, and the publication also called out the hospital as high-performing in hip replacement in its common care ratings this year. [READ MORE]

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, a Magnet-designated, Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, provides team-based care for multiple orthopedic conditions and pediatric orthopedic conditions. [READ MORE]

University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City). University of Kansas Hospital — ranked No. 34 in the nation in 2015-16 for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report — provides award-winning care to award-winning teams including 2015 World Series Champion Kansas City Royals and the Kansas City Chiefs NFL team. [READ MORE]

University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville). UVA Medical Center offers a range of orthopedic services from total hip and knee replacements to bone cancer treatment to finger implants. [READ MORE]

University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle). University of Washington Medical Center is the No. 1 hospital in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 rankings, and is also No. 27 in the nation in orthopedics. [READ MORE]

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison). The physicians in the department of orthopedics and rehabilitation at UW Hospitals and Clinics provide a full range of surgical services, including joint reconstruction and replacement, trauma surgery, surgery of the foot, ankle, hand and upper extremity and pediatric orthopedic surgery. [READ MORE]

UPMC (Pittsburgh). The department of orthopedic surgery at UPMC offers comprehensive services for the full spectrum of musculoskeletal conditions. [READ MORE]

Valley Medical Center (Renton, Wash.). Valley Medical Center has an entire floor dedicated to joint and spine patients. [READ MORE]

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.). Vanderbilt University Medical Center is ranked as high-performing in orthopedics in U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 national rankings, and is also considered the No. 1 hospital overall in Tennessee, according to U.S. News. [READ MORE]

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (Richmond). Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center was ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the No. 1 hospital in Virginia and in the top 50 in the nation for orthopedic care in 2015-16. [READ MORE]

Washington Hospital (Fremont, Calif.). Washington Hospital is one of the nation's top 100 hospitals for joint replacement and orthopedic surgery, according to Healthgrades' 2016 awards.[READ MORE]

Washington Regional Medical Center (Fayetteville, Ark.). The Total Joint Center at Washington Regional includes surgeons and staff who focus on helping joint replacement patients. [READ MORE]

Yale-New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. U.S. News & World Report ranks Yale-New Haven Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Connecticut and named it high-performing in orthopedics in its 2015-16 rankings. [READ MORE]

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