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Hospital recognized for hip and knee surgery

Oct. 25, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HUNTINGTON -- Cabell Huntington Hospital has been ranked No. 1 in West Virginia in quality for hip and knee replacement surgery, according to Healthgrades, a national independent hospital quality ratings organization.

The hospital also received top joint replacement ratings with five stars out of five from HealthGrades. The awards place Cabell Huntington Hospital as one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement for the second consecutive year.

"Our No. 1 rankings have been the results of the tireless effort of so many individuals to continuously improve every step of hip and knee replacement care of our patients," said Dr. Ali Oliashirazi, professor and chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and surgical director of the Mary H. Hodges Joint Replacement Center at Cabell Huntington Hospital.

Other 2013 HealthGrades ratings for orthopedic services include:

Ranked No. 1 in West Virginia for joint replacement three consecutive years;

Ranked among the top 5 percent in the nation for joint replacement three consecutive years.

Five-star recipient for joint replacement six years in a row.

Five-star recipient for overall orthopedic services three years in a row.

Five-star recipient for spine surgery three consecutive years.

Five-star recipient for back and neck surgery (without spinal fusion) three consecutive years.

According to HealthGrades, patients being treated at a five-star hospital have, on average, a 61 percent lower risk of experiencing an in-hospital complication than if they were treated at a one-star hospital.

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