October 20, 2020

OrthoIndy named one of the best hospitals for spine surgery

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OrthoIndy is in the top 5% in the nation for back surgery and recognized for its excellence as one of the 100 best hospitals for spine surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems. 

ost common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

“OrthoIndy has always been a regional leader in spine care including treatment of pediatric and adult patients,” said Timothy Dicke, MD, president and CEO of OrthoIndy. “We have a comprehensive team for both surgical and non-operative spine care including access to advanced technologies and therapeutic modalities.

Read more to learn what this designation means for patients.

Why being one of the best hospitals for spine surgery matters

The hospitals that have achieved Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. From 2017 to 2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award have, on average, a 45.2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. 

Additionally, patients treated at hospitals that did not receive America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award were 1.82 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

Spine surgery during the pandemic

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.” 

Since the onset of the coronavirus, consumers are:

  • 65% more likely to choose a hospital based on the quality of care they will receive*.
  • 85% of patients would be more likely to choose a hospital based on ratings**.
  • 55% of physicians consider hospital quality rating measures important to where they refer patients***

OrthoIndy Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for the 2021 Spine Surgery Excellence AwardTM
  • Five-Star Recipient for Joint Replacement Excellence AwardTM (2020 to 2021)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery in 2021
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 8 Years in a Row (2014 to 2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2014 to 2019)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 14 Years in a Row (2008 to 2019)

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 and evaluated comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.

Trust best hospitals for spine surgery provide the highest-level of care

Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected) categories.

View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

“OrthoIndy is proud to receive continuous recognition from Healthgrades for our orthopedic services,” said Dr. Dicke.

“At OrthoIndy Hospital, our focus is on quality care, safety and patient satisfaction. Our Healthgrades distinctions are a testimony to the hard work of our medical team to provide quality care in a patient-focused environment.”

View Healthgrades hospital quality methodologies.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2017 through 2019 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For appendectomy and bariatric surgery, Healthgrades used inpatient data from 16 states that provide all-payer data for years 2016 through 2018.

**Wax Custom Communications, ‘Do Hospital Awards Drive Consumer Decisions?’, 2018

***CMS Study of Consumer Quality Website Use 2015

Schedule an appointment

Your well-being is important to us. Call us at 317.802.2883 to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists or request an appointment online.

If your injury or condition is recent, you can walk right into one of our OrthoIndy Urgent Care locations for immediate care. For rehabilitation and physical therapy, no referral is needed to see one of our physical therapists.

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