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Optim Medical Center-Tattnall Named America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement… Again!

This is the 7th year the institution has landed the award.


Other Clinical Achievements Include Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, and Spinal Fusion Surgery

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For the seventh consecutive year Optim Medical Center-Tattnall is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacementfor 2020 according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

In addition, Optim Medical Center-Tattnall was recognized by Healthgrades for the following clinical achievements:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 9 Years in a Row (2012-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 7 Years in a Row (2014-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 5 Years in a Row (2016-2020)

One of only two hospitals in the state of Georgia to receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, Optim Medical Center-Tattnall is the only hospital in the entire state to earn all of these distinctions year after year.

“Earning these ratings year after year reflects our singular attention to the high-quality, patient-focused care that drives everything we do, in every department, each and every day,” said Don G. Aaron, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Optim Medical Center-Tattnall. “These ratings are based on our clinical results and are an extremely meaningful difference in clinical outcomes for our patients.”

Determining America’s Best Hospital

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records over a three-year period from 2016-2018 for nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance.

Based on Healthgrades findings, patients treated at an America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement have, on average, a 62.5% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award.*

“Consumers have many choices when it comes to choosing a hospital where to receive care and the choice can be a matter of life and death,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement recognizes those hospitals that have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes over time and we applaud their efforts and achievement.”

A Team Effort

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall, along with the orthopedic and neurosurgery doctors who work there, are proud to consistently receive national recognition for their orthopedic and spine outcomes. They are equally as proud of the team of dedicated women and men who help to achieve these awards and celebrate the efforts of each and every caregiver and employee that plays an important role in making Optim Medical Center-Tattnall’s care exceptional.

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall’s partnerships with Optim OrthopedicsSpivey Orthopedic Clinics, and others notable practices focused on orthopedic and musculoskeletal care also plays a key role in these superior patient outcomes.

“These achievements are a tremendous benefit to our patients and the bottom line is, quality does matter,” Rob Snipes, CEO of Optim Medical Center-Tattnall. “This recognition of the exceptional care Optim Medical Center-Tattnall delivers is a testament to our expertise and the continuous pursuit of excellence that our team of caregivers demonstrate day in, day out.”

Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

This is a press release from Optim.

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