100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs | 2017

Becker's Healthcare has named the following organizations on the "100 hospitals and health systems with great orthopedic programs" list for 2017.

The hospitals included on this list are national leaders in orthopedic care. Many are high volume joint replacement centers and have earned recognition for knee and hip replacements as well as spinal procedures. These hospitals and health systems also engage in research and clinical trials to further advance the field of orthopedics.

To develop this list, the Becker's Healthcare editorial team examined several rankings and awards for excellence in orthopedic care, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for adult and pediatric orthopedic care, CareChex rankings and Blue Distinction Center designation in addition to the organization's reputation for orthopedic care.

Note: Hospitals and health systems cannot pay for inclusion on this list, and organizations are listed in alphabetical order.

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis). Surgeons at Abbott Northwestern Hospital perform more than 4,000 operations per year, including hip resurfacing, shoulder procedures, and hand and foot care. [CLICK HERE]

Advocate Sherman Hospital (Elgin, Ill.). Advocate Sherman Hospital's orthopedic team is composed of 32 board-certified surgeons along with several orthopedic certified nurses and physical and occupational therapists. [CLICK HERE]

AnMed Health (Anderson, S.C.). AnMed Health's orthopedic surgery team performs hundreds of knee and hip replacements each year using the latest surgical techniques and technologies at the health system's three hospitals. [CLICK HERE]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). One of the largest healthcare providers by square feet in Missouri, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center stands as one of several teaching affiliated hospitals for St. Louis-based Washington University School of Medicine. [CLICK HERE]

Baystate Medical Center (Springfield, Mass.). The 716-bed Baystate Medical Center was one of the first in Massachusetts to utilize a computer-assisted navigation system to improve surgical performance and alignment during total joint replacement surgery. [CLICK HERE]

Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak (Mich.). The orthopedics department at Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak provides total joint, spine and extremities care. [CLICK HERE]

Beaumont Hospital-Troy (Mich.). Beaumont Hospital's Troy, Mich., campus opened in 1977 and includes 5,146 employees. [CLICK HERE]

Bethesda North Hospital (Cincinnati). Bethesda North Hospital's orthopedics department, along with the orthopedics team at fellow Cincinnati-based TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital, perform more orthopedic surgeries than any other healthcare system in the Cincinnati area. [CLICK HERE]

Boston Children's Hospital. Boston Children's Hospital established Boston Children's Orthopedic Center in 1903 as a specialty institute focused on pediatric orthopedic care. [CLICK HERE]

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). Brigham and Women's Hospital established the department of orthopedic surgery in 1980 through a merger with three other Massachusetts hospitals. [CLICK HERE]

Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.). Carolinas Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Charlotte, N.C.-based Carolinas HealthCare System, serves as the region's only Level 1 trauma center and as one of the state's five academic medical center teaching hospitals. [CLICK HERE]

CaroMont Regional Medical Center (Gastonia, N.C.). CaroMont Regional Medical Center, a 435-bed hospital that anchors Gastonia-based CaroMont Health's vast network of physician practices and urgent care and emergency facilities, was established in 1946. [CLICK HERE]

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Board-certified physicians working in Cedars-Sinai's orthopedic department are able to treat patients with a variety of conditions through surgical and nonsurgical treatments and reconstruction. [CLICK HERE]

Centura Health Penrose-St. Francis Medical Center (Colorado Springs, Colo.). More than 50 orthopedic physicians and neurosurgeons make up Penrose-St. Francis Medical Center's Total Joint and Spine Center. [CLICK HERE]

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia orthopedics division maintains nine locations across the state. [CLICK HERE]

Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). Christ Hospital, a 555-bed nonprofit hospital, hosted the first ceramic hip replacement in the U.S. in 1982. [CLICK HERE]

Christiana Care Health System (Newark, Del.). Orthopedic physicians at Christiana Care's Center for Advanced Joint Replacement, which opened in 2000, perform more than 2,000 total hip and knee replacements per year. [CLICK HERE]

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Cincinnati Children's orthopedic department is home to nine centers and programs related to musculoskeletal injuries. [CLICK HERE]

Cleveland Clinic. As one of the premier destinations for medical care in the country, Cleveland Clinic boasts a large orthopedics department equipped to handle a variety of injuries and conditions. Cleveland Clinic's surgeons perform more than 7,000 hip, knee, shoulder, ankle, elbow, wrist and finger joint replacements annually. [CLICK HERE]

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). In addition to being able to treat a plethora of orthopedic conditions, Duke University Hospital's orthopedic department offers 24-hour access to appointments, as well as orthopedic urgent care services at two locations during the week. [CLICK HERE]

Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage, Calif.). Eisenhower Medical Center is home to the Eisenhower Orthopedic Center of Excellence, which encompasses the 14-physician Desert Orthopedic Center and the Joint Replacement Center. [CLICK HERE]

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta. Founded as a small hospital in 1880, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta has grown to 410 beds and is now owned by Emory Healthcare. [CLICK HERE]

Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). Emory University Hospital staffs the Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital with more than 50 physicians and 25 orthopedic surgeons. [CLICK HERE]

Franciscan Health (Mishawaka, Ind.). Franciscan Health's Center for Hip & Knee Surgery reports surgeons perform around 2,500 joint replacements each year. [CLICK HERE]

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Hackensack University Medical Center, a 775-bed nonprofit academic hospital, is the flagship facility for Hackensack Meridian Health. [CLICK HERE]

Harborview Medical Center (Seattle). Harborview Medical Center, a UW Medicine hospital, has six specialized centers focused on orthopedics where orthopedic surgeons perform approximately 5,200 surgeries per year. [CLICK HERE]

Hoag Health System (Irvine, Calif.). Hoag Health System is home to the 7-year-old Hoag Orthopedic Institute, a joint venture between local orthopedic physicians and Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. [CLICK HERE]

Holy Cross Hospital (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.). Holy Cross Hospital's HealthPlex is home to the Orthopedic Institute and Leone Center for Orthopedic Care. [CLICK HERE]

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York). Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery is the nation's longest-established orthopedic hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Houston Methodist Hospital. Houston Methodist Hospital, the flagship academic medical center of Houston Methodist health system, is known for providing quality and cutting-edge orthopedic care. [CLICK HERE]

HuntingtonHospital (Pasadena, Calif.). Huntington Hospital, a 625-bed nonprofit facility, has a robust orthopedics program with services such as computer-assisted joint replacements, minimally invasive ACL repair and spine surgery. [CLICK HERE]

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (Alexandria, Va.). Inova Mount Vernon Hospital's Inova Joint Replacement Center provides care for patients from all 50 states as well as 31 countries worldwide. [CLICK HERE]

Intermountain Healthcare – The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Murray, Utah). Intermountain Healthcare, a nonprofit 22 hospital system based in Salt Lake City, is home to The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital, which achieved the HealthInsight Quality Award for six consecutive years. [CLICK HERE]

IU Health University Hospital (Indianapolis). IU Health participates in the CMS Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Model, aiming to improve the quality of care and decrease the cost for total joint replacement. [CLICK HERE]

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). The Johns Hopkins Hospital's orthopedic surgery program employs more than 250 team members, including 35 faculty members spanning 11 orthopedic specialty areas and more than 40 advanced practice providers. [CLICK HERE]

Keck Medical Center of USC (Los Angeles). Keck Medical Center of USC includes the 401-bed Keck Hospital of USC and the 60-bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph (Mich.). Lakeland Medical Center is one of three hospitals under the St. Joseph, Mich.-based Lakeland Health umbrella. [CLICK HERE]

Lancaster General (Pa.) Health. Lancaster General Health supports its own hospital-affiliated orthopedic center, LG Health Orthopedic Center, which opened in 2003. [CLICK HERE]

Lehigh Valley Health Network (Allentown, Pa.). Lehigh Valley Hospital is part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, which has several orthopedic centers under its umbrella throughout Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa. [CLICK HERE]

Lifespan (Providence, R.I.). The Lifespan Orthopedics Institute spans four of Lifespan health system's hospitals and includes The Total Joint Center located at Providence-based Miriam Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.). The 547-bed Loyola University Medical Center has a robust orthopedics program that has grown over the past decade. [CLICK HERE]

Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC. The seven physicians of Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC's bone and joint replacement center are focused on providing quality orthopedic care to patients across Pittsburgh and the surrounding areas. [CLICK HERE]

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Massachusetts General Hospital's orthopedics department offers the full spectrum of musculoskeletal care, and its physicians see 80,000 patients annually. [CLICK HERE]

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). The orthopedic service line at Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus features 53 clinicians and seven scientists. [CLICK HERE]

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (Fla.). Mayo Clinic Jacksonville's orthopedic program currently offers six open clinical trials. [CLICK HERE]

McLaren Greater Lansing (Mich.). McLaren Greater Lansing's McLaren Orthopedic Hospital was established in 2004 and includes 52 inpatient beds. [CLICK HERE]

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center (Houston). The Memorial Hermann Center for Advanced Orthopedics at Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is the 90,000-square-foot surgical home for patients of the Memorial Hermann Joint Center and Ironman Sports Medicine Institute at Memorial City. [CLICK HERE]

Mercy Hospital Springfield (Mo.). Mercy Hospital Springfield's 199,000-square-foot, four-story orthopedic facility includes eight operating rooms and 48 private inpatient beds. [CLICK HERE]

Mercy Medical Center (Baltimore). The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center opened in 2002 and features four divisions covering spine surgery, joint replacement and extremities care. [CLICK HERE]

Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor). Michigan Medicine's orthopedics department has its roots in the University of Michigan's first hospital, founded in 1873. [CLICK HERE]

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. The 101 physicians affiliated with Atlantic Orthopedic Institute at Morristown Medical Center offer care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions. [CLICK HERE]

Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City). Mount Sinai Hospital's orthopedic program offers the full spectrum of musculoskeletal care services, including joint replacement, spine and sports medicine services. [CLICK HERE]

Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital. Naples Community Hospital has a large total hip/knee program that treats around 2,000 patients annually. [CLICK HERE]

NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital. NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, formerly called the Hospital for Joint Diseases, is the 225-bed inpatient orthopedic hospital of NYU Langone Medical Center, a Manhattan-based teaching hospital. [CLICK HERE]

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston). New England Baptist Hospital, an affiliate of Boston-based Tufts University School of Medicine, has been the official hospital of the Boston Celtics for more than 30 years. [CLICK HERE]

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, Ill.). Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital staffs 45 orthopedic physicians who performed 1,041 primary total knee and 541 primary total hip replacements in the 2017 fiscal year. [CLICK HERE]

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). Northwestern Medicine's 894-bed flagship hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, supports 19 externally funded research projects totaling $1.9 million in current funding. [CLICK HERE]

Novant Health Charlotte (N.C.) Orthopedic Hospital. The 80-bed Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital is a department of Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. [CLICK HERE]

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (Rockford, Ill.). The 254-bed OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center, a member of the Peoria-based OSF HealthCare, includes 30 orthopedic surgeons representing a wide array of orthopedic subspecialties. [CLICK HERE]

OrthoIndy Hospital (Indianapolis). OrthoIndy Hospital has three locations in metropolitan Indianapolis along with two outpatient surgery centers that serve exclusively orthopedic patients.  [CLICK HERE]

OrthoNebraska Hospital (Omaha). In May 2017, Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital and OrthoWest announced that the two entities would begin serving patients as OrthoNebraska. [CLICK HERE]

Overlake Hospital Medical Center (Bellevue, Wash.). The 349-bed, nonprofit Overlake Hospital Medical Center includes 37 active orthopedists specializing in general orthopedics, hand conditions and orthopedic spine treatments. [CLICK HERE]

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (Philadelphia). Penn Presbyterian Medical Center features 48 orthopedic physicians and various subspecialty centers that see 7,370 orthopedic patients on average annually. [CLICK HERE]

Penn State Milton S. Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. Penn State Bone and Joint Institute at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a 52,000-square-foot facility staffed by 35 orthopedic and sports medicine physicians and 27 stem cell researchers. [CLICK HERE]

Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia). Pennsylvania Hospital was the first hospital in the U.S. to develop an orthopedic surgery department and has since grown its services to encompass joint replacement, spine surgery and a research laboratory. [CLICK HERE]

Porter Adventist Hospital (Denver). Porter Adventist Hospital opened the six-operating-room Porter Center for Joint Replacement in 2007, and the center has since grown to accommodate more than 2,000 hip and knee replacements annually. [CLICK HERE]

Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.). The seven physicians staffing UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital's Regional Orthopedic Center partner with Fort Collins-based Orthopedic and Spine Center of the Rockies' 29 physicians and Northern Colorado Orthopedic Associates' three physicians to provide comprehensive orthopedic care. [CLICK HERE]

Presbyterian Hospital (Albuquerque, N.M.). Presbyterian Hospital is a 453-bed facility, making it the largest acute care hospital in New Mexico. [CLICK HERE]

Providence-Providence Park Hospital (Southfield, Mich.). With more than 75 orthopedic surgeons and specialists on staff, the 395-bed Providence-Providence Park Hospital completes nearly 4,000 orthopedic procedures annually. [CLICK HERE]

Rady Children's Hospital (San Diego). Rady Children's Hospital is home to 10 surgeons and four fellows who treat patients at the hospital's spine, hip disorders, cerebral palsy and sports medicine centers. [CLICK HERE]

Roper Hospital (Charleston, S.C.). The Roper St. Francis Joint Replacement Center includes inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services. [CLICK HERE]

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Rush University Medical Center has one of the world's highest-volume orthopedic centers, with more than 3,800 hip and knee replacements performed there annually. [CLICK HERE]

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (Laguna Hills, Calif.). Memorial HealthCare's Saddleback Memorial Medical Center was recognized by Aetna Institutes of Quality for knee and hip replacements. [CLICK HERE]

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, Conn.). The Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center contracts with physicians from 11 different orthopedic groups across Connecticut to offer patients comprehensive orthopedic care. [CLICK HERE]

Scripps (San Diego). Scripps orthopedic surgeons perform more than 3,000 hip and knee replacements annually at the health system's five hospitals that include orthopedic services. [CLICK HERE]

Sentara Leigh Hospital (Norfolk, Va.). Sentara Leigh Hospital opened the 48-bed Orthopedic Hospital at Sentara Leigh in May 2017, which includes a branch of Sentara's OrthoJoint Centers. [CLICK HERE]

St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. At the St. Cloud Hospital Bone and Joint Center, physicians complete more than 1,300 primary hip and knee replacements and revision procedures annually. [CLICK HERE]

St. Helena (Calif.) Hospital. In 2009, St. Helena Hospital developed the Coon Joint Replacement Institute, now home to three board-certified physicians. [CLICK HERE]

St. Luke's Regional Medical Center (Boise, Idaho). St. Luke's Regional Medical Center is constructing a new 230,000-square-foot orthopedic hospital, which is set to open in spring 2018. [CLICK HERE]

St. Vincent Health (Indianapolis). St. Vincent, a member of Ascension, is home to the St. Vincent Center for Joint Replacement, where physicians routinely perform 1,600 joint replacement surgeries annually. [CLICK HERE]

Stanford (Calif.) Health Care. The Stanford Medicine Outpatient Center, Orthopaedic Surgery Clinic, and Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine center in Emeryville make up the comprehensive orthopedic program at Stanford Health Care's flagship facility, Stanford Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Swedish Medical Center (Seattle). Swedish Medical Center's Swedish Orthopedic Institute was one of the first facilities dedicated to orthopedics in the Pacific Northwest. [CLICK HERE]

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital (Fort Worth). In 1930, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital established its orthopedic program. [CLICK HERE]

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital (Plano). In 2015, the 366-bed Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital completed a $25.4 million perioperative services expansion project geared toward the hospital's complex joint and spine surgery program. [CLICK HERE]

Texas Orthopedic Hospital (Houston). Texas Orthopedic Hospital, a 65-bed facility established in 1995, was one of 19 U.S. hospitals to receive a double five-star rating in CMS' HCAHPS and the Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating. [CLICK HERE]

Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children (Dallas). Since it was established in 1921, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital has cared for pediatric patients with various orthopedic conditions, recording nearly 40,000 patient visits per year. [CLICK HERE]

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia). Physicians from Philadelphia-based Rothman Institute at Jefferson and The Philadelphia Hand to Shoulder Center staff the orthopedic surgery program within Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, a 937-bed facility. [CLICK HERE]

UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). UC Davis Medical Center, a 627-bed acute-care teaching hospital, admits 30,000-plus patients annually. [CLICK HERE]

UC San Diego Health. UC San Diego Health has five academic medical centers, including UC San Diego Health-Hillcrest, a 390-bed facility that is one of the only regional Level I trauma centers in San Diego. [CLICK HERE]

UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital (Santa Monica, Calif.). The Orthopaedic Hospital and UCLA forged a strategic partnership in 1998, creating the UCLA/Orthopaedic Hospital Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. [CLICK HERE]

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). UCSF Medical Center is known for its superior orthopedic care, research and innovation. [CLICK HERE]

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). University Hospitals Case Medical Center, a 1,032-bed tertiary hospital, is a pioneer in total joint replacements. [CLICK HERE]

University Hospital (Augusta, Ga.). University Hospital, a 812-bed facility, has a 42-bed unit serving its orthopedic and spine patients. In 2016, University Hospital's orthopedic procedure volume totaled 1,374 performed by a staff of 11 orthopedic surgeons. [CLICK HERE]

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital is a 673-licensed-bed hospital where surgeons perform 1,200 total joint replacements per year. [CLICK HERE]

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, a 761-bed hospital, admits 36,000-plus patients for inpatient care annually. Over the past 12 months, the University of Iowa has seen 7,400-plus orthopedic cases. [CLICK HERE]

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (Towson). University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center, a 224-bed Catholic acute care hospital, sees 25,000-plus orthopedic patients annually. [CLICK HERE]

University of Tennessee Medical Center (Knoxville). University of Tennessee Medical Center houses the only Level I trauma center in East Tennessee as well as the Advanced Orthopaedic Center. [CLICK HERE]

University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville). From 2013 to 2015, University of Virginia Medical Center surgeons performed 3,100 total joint replacements with a 0.9 percent infection rate. [CLICK HERE]

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison). UW Hospital and Clinics serves 600,000-plus patients and has 125 outpatient clinics. Within its orthopedic program, UW Hospitals and Clinics has four clinics dedicated to adult orthopedic and rehabilitation and six for pediatric orthopedics and rehabilitation. [CLICK HERE]

UPMC (Pittsburgh). UPMC, a 30-plus hospital health system with 6,000-plus licensed beds, has 13 research hospitals in its orthopedic surgery department. [CLICK HERE]

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (Richmond). The 865-bed VCU Medical Center's department of orthopedic surgery sees approximately 60,000 patients and performs almost 6,500 procedures annually. [CLICK HERE]

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