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Optim Medical Center – Tattnall earns Best Hospital award in Joint Replacement
Optim Medical Center - Tattnall

Optim Medical Center – Tattnall was the only hospital in the region to be named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement according to a recent national study by Healthgrades. 

Healthgrades is the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using all-payer data in its “2019 Report to the Nation.” 

The new report demonstrates how clinical performance differs dramatically between hospitals nationally, regionally and at the local level, and the impact that this variation has on health outcomes. 

For example, from 2015-2017, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have, on average a 63-percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. 

Additionally, from 2015-2017, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award are, on average 2.71 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

“Hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Consumers should consider hospital quality when navigating their care journeys, and this recognition distinguishes Optim Medical Center – Tattnall in the marketplace.”

“Optim’s orthopedic surgery program, which includes our Joint Venture program, is one of the most highly recognized in our area,” said Tattnall’s CEO, Rob Snipes. “To be nationally recognized by Healthgrades among America’s 100 Best for Joint Replacement surgeries confirms Optim’s continued commitment toward creating a culture of excellence. Patient care is at the forefront of everything we do and we are extremely proud of our orthopedics program, our physicians, and our team for receiving this recognition.”

The Tattnall Center also was recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  *   Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2012-2019)

  *   Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 6 Years in a Row (2014-2019)

  *   Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2016-2019)

“Consumers use reports like Healthgrades to evaluate their choice for care. With Optim Medical Center-Tattnall being recognized in the top 5% nationwide for orthopedic joint replacement outcomes, our patients are fortunate to easily access this top-tier level of care right in their own backyard.” David Perry, CEO of Optim Health System said.  “Our surgeons and staff work incredibly hard to continually bring this unmatched level of care to our region, which is evidenced by Healthgrades awarding Optim this national designation year after year.”

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures using all-payer data. 

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. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at

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