The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care has rated Arkansas Surgical Hospital “High Performing” in hip and knee replacements. The ratings evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide and rated them on the following scale: below average, average, or high performers.
Only 10% of hospitals reviewed received High Performing ratings. The Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings rely on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data for patients 65+, as well as survey data from the American Hospital Association and clinical registry data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
“We strive to provide the safest and best patient experience from the time the patient arrives at our hospital until they are ready to go home,” Carrie Helm, Arkansas Surgical Hospital CEO said. “We know that consumers have a choice, and that our satisfaction scores and positive surgical outcomes help patients and their care guiders make good decisions about where to receive their care.”
“The choice of hospital is one of the most important and costly decisions an individual makes,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis for U.S. News. “We evaluated the treatment of more than 3.6 million patients and identified a small percentage of hospitals that have superior outcomes compared with their peer institutions. Whenever possible, patients, in consultation with their doctors, should seek out high performing hospitals that excel in treating their specific condition.”
Read more about the awards in this article. Or see the Hip Replacement Scorecard and the Knee Replacement Scorecard for detailed information on how Arkansas Surgical Hospital ranked as a High Performer.