100 hospitals with great orthopedic programs | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review has named the following organizations to the 2016 edition of its list, "100 hospitals with great orthopedic programs."


The hospitals included on this list are national leaders in orthopedic care. They have received recognition for excellence from various publications, industry-leading organizations and accrediting organizations.

To develop this list, the Becker's Hospital Review editorial team examined several rankings and awards available for excellence in orthopedic care, including U.S. News & World Report rankings for orthopedics and ratings for hip and knee replacement, CareChex rankings for orthopedic care and orthopedic surgery, Blue Distinction Centers for hip and knee replacement, Joint Commission certification and Magnet accreditation.

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). This Allina Health hospital is the largest private hospital in the Twin Cities. [READ MORE]

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital (Barrington, Ill.). Good Shepherd's dedication to safe, high-quality orthopedic care earned designation as a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement from the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. [READ MORE]

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, Ill.). This academic and research hospital serves Chicago's North and Northwest suburbs with a Level I trauma center, access to clinical trials and innovative medical technology, including minimally invasive orthopedic surgery. [READ MORE] 

Advocate Sherman Hospital (Elgin, Ill.). Advocate Sherman Hospital is Magnet-accredited and U.S. News & World Report rated it as high performing in hip and knee replacement. [READ MORE]

AnMed Health (Anderson, S.C.). AnMed Health is a comprehensive health system anchored by the 461-bed acute care AnMed Health Medical Center. [READ MORE] 

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is an affiliated teaching hospital of Washington University School of Medicine. [READ MORE] 

Baystate Medical Center (Springfield, Mass.). Baystate Medical Center is a Magnet-accredited teaching hospital, the region's only Level I trauma center and the flagship of the nonprofit, integrated system Baystate Health. [READ MORE] 

Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak (Mich.). Beaumont's Royal Oak campus is a 1,070-bed tertiary hospital that includes the South Tower Hospital, which is considered an orthopedic hospital within a hospital. [READ MORE] 

Beaumont Hospital-Troy (Mich.). Beaumont's Troy campus is a 520-bed, Magnet-accredited community hospital and with 35,650 total admissions and 21,496 total surgeries in 2015, is among the highest volume community hospitals in the country, according to the health system. [READ MORE] 

Bethesda North Hospital (Cincinnati). This 342-bed, Magnet-accredited general medical and surgical hospital calls itself "Greater Cincinnati's most preferred hospital for orthopedic care." [READ MORE] 

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). In October, Brigham and Women's opened the doors of its Building for Transformative Medicine, a translational research building aimed in part at advancing care for orthopedic and rheumatologic conditions. [READ MORE]

Cape Cod Hospital (Hyannis, Mass.). Cape Cod Hospital is a nonprofit regional medical center with one of the busiest emergency centers in Massachusetts. [READ MORE]

CaroMont Regional Medical Center (Gastonia, N.C.). CaroMont Regional Medical Center, formerly known as Gaston Memorial Hospital, is a 435-bed nonprofit hospital. [READ MORE]

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). With 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians and 2,800 nurses, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the country. [READ MORE]

Centura Health Penrose-St. Francis Medical Center (Colorado Springs, Colo.). Penrose St. Francis Medical Center is a 522-bed hospital that encompasses Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Christ Hospital (Cincinnati). Christ Hospital is the main campus of The Christ Hospital Health Network, nestled in Cincinnati's historic Mt. Auburn neighborhood. [READ MORE]

Christiana Hospital (Newark, Del.). Christiana Hospital is part of the Christiana Care Health System, where surgeons perform more than 2,000 total hip and knee replacements annually. [READ MORE] 

Cleveland Clinic. U.S. News & World Report ranked this nonprofit multispecialty academic medical center No. 3 in the nation for adult orthopedics and rheumatology and rated it as a high performing hospital in hip and knee replacements for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital. Doylestown Hospital is a 232-bed comprehensive, community-focused hospital serving the north suburbs of Philadelphia. The hospital considers orthopedics one of its areas of clinical emphasis. [READ MORE] 

Duke Regional Hospital (Durham, N.C.). U.S. News & World Report rates this Magnet-accredited, 369-bed hospital high performing in hip replacement. [READ MORE]

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). Duke University Hospital is a Magnet-accredited, full-service tertiary and quaternary care hospital that ranks 15th in the country for orthopedic care, according to U.S. News & World Report 2016-17 rankings. [READ MORE]

Eisenhower Medical Center (Rancho Mirage, Calif.). Eisenhower Medical Center is a 463-bed nonprofit hospital situated in the Coachella Valley, where President Dwight D. Eisenhower, the hospital's namesake, lived out part of his retirement. [READ MORE]

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta. This 410-bed hospital was brought under the Emory Healthcare umbrella in 2012 when its parent system, Catholic Health East, partnered with Emory. [READ MORE]

Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). Emory University School of Medicine faculty staffs Emory University Hospital, which includes Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital. [READ MORE]

Good Samaritan Hospital (Cincinnati). Good Samaritan — a 650-bed hospital and part of Cincinnati-based TriHealth — ranks among U.S. News & World Report'stop 50 hospitals for orthopedics, and was recognized by the publication as high performing in hip and knee replacement. [READ MORE]

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. This 775-bed, Magnet-recognized, nonprofit teaching and research hospital is the flagship facility of Hackensack University Health Network. [READ MORE] 

Hoag Orthopedic Institute (Irvine, Calif.). Hoag Orthopedic Institute was opened in November 2010 when local board-certified orthopedic physicians teamed up with those from Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian in Newport Beach, Calif. [READ MORE]

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

Hospital for Joint Diseases, NYU Langone Medical Center. The Hospital for Joint Diseases is the dedicated inpatient orthopedic hospital of NYU Langone Medical Center, an academic medical center located in the heart of Manhattan. [READ MORE]

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York). For the seventh consecutive year, U.S. News & World Report ranked the Hospital for Special Surgery No. 1 in the nation for orthopedics for 2016-17. [READ MORE] 

Houston Methodist Hospital. Houston Methodist is an academic medical center with six community hospitals in the Greater Houston area. It is ranked among the top 25 hospitals in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17 was also rated as high performing in hip and knee replacements this year. [READ MORE] 

Huntington Memorial Hospital (Pasadena, Calif.). This 625-bed nonprofit hospital has served the San Gabriel Valley for 120 years. It is home to the valley's only Level II trauma center and offers a robust orthopedics program. [READ MORE]

Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (Alexandria, Va.). Inova Mount Vernon is a 237-bed hospital, home to the Inova Joint Replacement Center and the Inova Rehabilitation Center. [READ MORE]

IU Health University Hospital (Indianapolis). Indiana University Health University Hospital is an academic medical center and powerhouse for orthopedics in Indiana. [READ MORE] 

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Johns Hopkins Hospital is part of Johns Hopkins Medicine, a $7.7 billion integrated global health system that includes a medical school and six academic and community hospitals. [READ MORE] 

Keck Medical Center of USC (Los Angeles). Keck Medical Center encompasses two acute care hospitals, the 401-bed Keck Hospital of USC and the 60-bed USC Norris Cancer Hospital. It ranks in the top 25 in the nation for orthopedics and is rated high performing in hip replacement by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph (Mich.). Lakeland Medical Center is one of three in the St. Joseph-based nonprofit community-owned system, Lakeland Health.Lakeland Medical Center is among the CareChex top 100 hospitals in the nation for orthopedic care for 2017. [READ MORE]

Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital. The 533-bed nonprofit Lancaster General Hospital is part of Lancaster (Pa.) General Health and Philadelphia-based Penn Medicine. The Magnet-recognized hospital's orthopedic department puts a focus on the patient as a person. [READ MORE]

Lehigh Valley Hospital (Allentown, Pa.). Lehigh Valley Hospital is part of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, which offers it's Center for Orthopedic Medicine services across its Allentown and Bethlehem, Pa., locations, as well as the newly opened South Whitehall, Pa., campus. [READ MORE]

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Mass General is a 999-bed medical center, one of the founding partners of Boston-based Partners HealthCare and the first teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mayo Clinic is a nonprofit medical and research organization based in Rochester, with major locations in Arizona and Florida. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix). This inpatient hospital is a seven-story facility with 268 licensed beds. Mayo Clinic's Arizona arm is home to its team of hand and microsurgery experts. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic Jacksonville (Fla.). Mayo Clinic's Florida campus ranks among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for orthopedics and is rated as high performing in hip and knee replacement by U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 rankings[READ MORE]

McLaren Greater Lansing (Mich.). McLaren Greater Lansing has served mid-Michigan since 1913. The first arthroscopic knee replacement surgery performed at the hospital was completed in the early '70s. [READ MORE] 

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center (Houston). This 444-bed hospital has more than 1,100 affiliated medical staff physicians and has served west Houston since 1971. The hospital has a new Center for Advanced Orthopedics. [READ MORE] 

Mercy Hospital Springfield (Mo.). Mercy Hospital Springfield was founded in 1891. Today, the 886-bed hospital serves patients from southwest Missouri to northwest Arkansas. [READ MORE]

Mercy Medical Center (Baltimore). Mercy Medical Center is home to the Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy, which includes The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy; Orthopedics and Joint Replacement at Mercy; The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy; and The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy. [READ MORE]

Miami Valley Hospital (Dayton, Ohio). Miami Valley Hospital is an acute care hospital with the region's only Level I trauma center. [READ MORE]

The Miriam Hospital (Providence, R.I.). The Miriam Hospital is a private, nonprofit hospital and major teaching affiliate of The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence. [READ MORE]

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. Surgeons at the Atlantic Orthopedic Institute at Morristown Medical Center perform more than 1,800 joint replacements annually. [READ MORE]

Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro, N.C.). The hospital's surgical expertise in knee and hip replacement and high quality of patient outcomes has earned its orthopedic program national recognition as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement. [READ MORE]

Naples (Fla.) Community Hospital. This 713-bed general medical and surgical hospital in southern Florida has served its community for more than 60 years.[READ MORE]

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital (Omaha). Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital is a 24-bed orthopedic facility with 53 affiliated physicians and about 1,510 admissions in the most recent year reported. [READ MORE]

New England Baptist Hospital (Boston). This 118-bed hospital was ranked No. 37 in the nation for orthopedics for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

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

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, Ill.). With more than 1,040 physicians representing 90 specialties, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital has become a regional destination for orthopedic care.[READ MORE]

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). With its Center for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care, Northwestern Memorial Hospital was ranked the No. 6 hospital in the nation for orthopedics for 2016-17 by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

Novant Health Charlotte (N.C.) Orthopedic Hospital. Founded in 1976, Novant Health Charlotte Orthopedic Hospital has earned The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for five joint and spine programs. [READ MORE]

OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center (Rockford, Ill.). OSFSaint Anthony Medical Center was ranked among the top hospitals in the nation for orthopedic surgery and orthopedic care by CareChex for 2017. [READ MORE]

Overlake Hospital Medical Center (Bellevue, Wash.) OHMC is a 349-bed nonprofit hospital that has served the northwest Washington region since 1960. [READ MORE] 

Patewood Memorial Hospital (Greenville, S.C.). In partnership with the Hawkins Foundation and Greenville (S.C.) Health System, Patewood orthopedic surgeons recently launched The Joint Restoration Institute. [READ MORE]

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (Philadelphia). Penn Presbyterian is ranked among the top 50 hospitals in the nation for orthopedics and rated as high performing in both hip and knee replacements by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia). Pennsylvania Hospital is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania Health System in Philadelphia. [READ MORE]

Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.). Poudre Valley Hospital, part of University of Colorado Health in Denver, was recognized by CareChex as a top quality hospital for orthopedic surgery for 2017. [READ MORE]

Presbyterian Hospital (Albuquerque, N.M.). Healthgrades named Presbyterian Hospital, part of Albuquerque, N.M.-based Presbyterian Healthcare Services, among the nation's best hospitals for orthopedic surgery and joint replacement surgery for both 2016 and 2017. [READ MORE]

Providence-Providence Park Hospital (Southfield, Mich.). Ranked among CareChex's top 100 hospital for orthopedic surgery in 2017, Providence-Providence Park Hospital is a community-based teaching hospital providing care to patients in Detroit area. [READ MORE]

Roper Hospital (Charleston, S.C.). Founded in 1829 as one the first community hospitals in the Carolinas region, Roper Hospital boasts orthopedic surgery and rehabilitation programs that earned the hospital designation as a Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement.[READ MORE]

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). U.S. World & News Report rated Rush as high performing in knee and hip replacement this year and ranked it as the No. 4 hospital in the nation for orthopedics for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center (Laguna Hills, Calif.). Aetna Institutes of Quality awarded this 313-bed medical center its designation for knee and hip replacements, and Saddleback is a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement as well. [READ MORE]

Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center (Hartford, Conn.). The Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute was founded at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in 2007 and was an early adopter of bundled payments. [READ MORE]

Salem (Ore.) Health. Oregon Health & Science University partner Salem Health's Joint Replacement Center of Excellence became the first in Oregon to earn the Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for total hip and knee replacements in 2012. [READ MORE]

Scripps La Jolla (Calif.) Hospitals and Clinics. Scripps Clinic physicians provide orthopedic care to the San Diego Padres MLB team. [READ MORE]

Sentara Leigh Hospital (Norfolk, Va.). Sentara Leigh Hospital, a Blue Distinction Center for Knee and Hip Replacement, treats musculoskeletal conditions and injuries in its Sentara Back & Neck Center, Sentara Foot & Ankle Center and Sentara Orthojoint Center. [READ MORE]

St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. Since the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict founded St. Cloud Hospital in 1886, it has grown from a small, community hospital to a comprehensive high-quality regional medical center. [READ MORE]

St. Helena (Calif.) Hospital. St. Helena Hospital, part of Roseville, Calif.-based Adventist Health, is a 151-bed acute care hospital serving northern California. [READ MORE]

St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, Calif.). Orthopedic surgeons on staff at St. Joseph Hospital performed Orange County's first artificial hip, total knee and elbow replacement surgeries. [READ MORE]

St. Luke's Regional Medical Center (Boise, Idaho). This Magnet-designated, 574-bed hospital was ranked among the top 100 hospitals for medical excellence in orthopedic surgery by CareChex in 2017. [READ MORE] 

St. Vincent Hospital & Health Services (Indianapolis). The Orthopedic Center at St. Vincent has earned The Joint Commission's Disease-Specific Care Certification for joint replacement, spine surgery, hip fracture, spine injury, hip replacement and knee replacement. [READ MORE]

Stanford (Calif.) Health Care-Stanford Hospital. Stanford Health Care is a Blue Distinction Center+ for Knee and Hip Replacement, and its orthopedic surgeons perform more than 193,000 hip replacement surgeries annually. [READ MORE]

Swedish Medical Center (Seattle). The Swedish Orthopedic Institute began as one of the first dedicated facilities of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, located at Swedish First Hill. [READ MORE]

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital (Fort Worth). Founded in 1930, the orthopedics program at Texas Health Fort Worth Methodist was the first medical institution in Texas to be recognized for achieving medical excellence in hip fracture treatment and orthopedic trauma by The Joint Commission. [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] 

Texas Orthopedic Hospital (Houston). Texas Orthopedic Hospital, which is part physician-owned, is partners with Fondren Orthopedic Group, a comprehensive association of private orthopedic surgeons in the Houston area. [READ MORE] 

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (Philadelphia). Thomas Jefferson's Department of Orthopedic Surgery includes leading clinicians from the Rothman Institute at Jefferson and The Philadelphia Hand Center at Jefferson. [READ MORE] 

UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). UC Davis' orthopedic surgery department has established academic and clinical care affiliations with regional, state and national healthcare systems, including Shriners Hospitals for Children-Northern California and Kaiser Permanente-Sacramento. [READ MORE]

UC San Diego Medical Center-UC San Diego Health. UC San Diego Health is one of five academic medical centers within the 10-campus University of California system. UC San Diego Health's Department of Orthopedic Surgery is unique because it has its own basic science faculty. [READ MORE]

UCLA Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital (Santa Monica, Calif.). The Orthopaedic Hospital and UCLA forged a partnership to expand research and education in musculoskeletal disorders. [READ MORE] 

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). UCSF took the No. 10 spot on U.S. News & World Report's best hospitals in the nation for orthopedics ranking in 2016-17. [READ MORE]

University Hospitals Case Medical Center (Cleveland). Surgeons in the Total Joint Replacement Division at University Hospitals Case Medical Center were among the first in the world to perform total hip replacement surgery in 1969. [READ MORE]

University Hospital (Augusta, Ga.) University Health Care System is anchored by the 581-bed University Hospital, which includes a joint-venture diagnostic imaging center and a joint-venture outpatient surgical center. [READ MORE] 

University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). CU orthopedic surgeons perform 11,000 surgeries each year at University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado. [READ MORE]

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). For more than 100 years, the UI Health Care Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation has served the Iowa City community. [READ MORE]

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (Towson). Surgeons at the Orthopedic Institute at St. Joseph Medical Center, affiliated with Towson Orthopaedic Associates, performed approximately 1,600 joint replacements in 2015 with a nearly 0 percent infection rate and 80 percent patient satisfaction. [READ MORE]

University of Tennessee Medical Center (Knoxville). University of Tennessee Medical Center was awarded The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for demonstrating commitment to quality, safety and effective care in knee and hip replacement. [READ MORE] 

University of Virginia Medical Center (Charlottesville). UVM's orthopedic surgery department treats a full range of conditions at its pediatric orthopedic clinic, spine center, musculoskeletal center and sports medicine clinic. Outfitted with a Level I trauma center, the hospital takes on complex orthopedic cases and its hand center is one-of-a-kind in Virginia.[READ MORE]

University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle). UW Medicine Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine surgeons, headquartered at UW Medical Center, perform complex and advanced medical procedures at four clinics and hospitals in the Puget Sound region. [READ MORE]

University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics (Madison). Orthopedics and rehabilitation surgeons at UW Healthprovide a full range of surgical services. [READ MORE]

UPMC (Pittsburgh). The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery has one of the most sophisticated clinical research programs for musculoskeletal injuries and conditions in western Pennsylvania, funded by the National Institutes of Health as well as other public and private institutions. [READ MORE]

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (Richmond). Due to it's Level I trauma center, VCU Medical Center Department of Orthopaedic Surgery surgeons treat all major orthopedic trauma cases in central Virginia and circulate between five clinics in the Richmond area. [READ MORE]

Washington Hospital (Fremont, Calif.).Washington Hospital's Institute for Joint Restoration and Research focuses on research and education. [READ MORE]


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