Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and
hospitals, has awarded Illinois Valley Community Hospital a 5-star rating
for hip and knee replacement surgery.
The company says IVCH is the only hospital in the state of Illinois to
have earned its highest ranking for the two procedures for 12 consecutive
years. Healthgrades annually evaluates hospital performance at nearly
4,500 hospitals nationwide.
Tommy Hobbs, IVCH chief executive officer, credits the skills of orthopedic
surgeons Dr. Peter Meier and Dr. Robert Mitchell with earning the award
for the hospital.
“Doctors Meier and Mitchell have always had excellent reputations
for their work. This award comes as no surprise,” he said.
Hobbs noted the care patients receive in the IVCH Joint Replacement Center
is also a major factor in the hospital’s high rating.
Surveys show 89% of IVCH joint replacement patients report mild to no pain
while walking following surgery compared to a national average of 80%.
Eighty-seven percent of IVCH joint patients go directly home from the
hospital compared to a national average of 71%.
The Healthgrades report demonstrates how clinical performance continues
to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally, according
to Dr. Brad Bowman, Healthgrades chief medical officer. “In an environment
where consumers have more choices about where to receive their care, a
hospital’s commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes is fundamental,” he said.
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare
inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide
to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures.
Call 815-223-2143 or click here to learn more about Dr. Meier, Dr. Mitchell
and Illinois Valley Orthopedics.