VALLEY STREAM, NY – Franklin Hospital announced today that it has been ranked the best on Long Island for overall orthopedics and among the top 10 percent of all hospitals in the US for its orthopedic surgery outcomes in 2013, according to Healthgrades, a leading national independent ratings group.
Franklin has received a five-star rating from Healthgrades in total joint replacements for three consecutive years (2011 – 2013) and the following designations this year:
- Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award (2013);
- Ranked ninth in New York State for overall orthopedic services (2013);
- Ranked best on Long Island for overall orthopedic services for the last three years (2011 – 2013);
- Five-star recipient for overall orthopedic services (2013);
- Five-star recipient for total knee replacement for the last three years (2011 - 2013); and
- Five-star recipient for hip fracture treatment for the last two years (2012 - 2013).
“Healthgrades’ recognition of our orthopedic achievements underscores the clinical excellence of our orthopedic staff and their extraordinary teamwork,” said Catherine Hottendorf, RN, Franklin’s executive director. “Franklin Hospital has distinguished itself throughout Long Island and the entire metropolitan area for the quality orthopedic services it provides to its patients. We are grateful to our dedicated and talented staff for all of their hard work as well as the community for its support.”
Giles Scuderi, MD, vice president of the North Shore-LIJ Health System orthopedic service line, said, “Once again achieving a five-star rating from Healthgrades, Franklin Hospital orthopedics has shown that the ability of everyone to work together as a team toward a common goal is key to success and national recognization.”
“It is very rewarding to have our talented orthopedic team help hundreds of patients continue their every-day activities and have a better quality of life with the help of our services,” said Gus Katsigiorgis, DO, chief of orthopedics at Franklin Hospital.
Franklin’s rankings can be found in the American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: Healthgrades Report to the Nation. Healthgrades analyzed approximately 4,500 hospitals across the country for procedures performed between 2009 and 2011. Patients who are treated in Healthgrades’ five-star-rated hospitals have about a 61 percent lower risk of having a complication from their treatment than those patients in hospitals that received one-star ratings.
For more information about Franklin’s orthopedic services, call 516-256-6784.
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