Date: January 23, 2024
Categories: Press Release

FISHERSVILLE, Virginia Augusta Health announced today that it ranks among the top 3 in Virginia for Joint Replacement, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement and Augusta Health’s accomplishments as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ and an America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Surgical Care Award™ recipient reflects Augusta Health’s commitment to delivering the best care possible. It distinguishes the organization as one of Virginia’s leading hospitals for Joint Replacement.

“National recognitions that recognize our health system and its care among the nation’s top hospitals in joint replacement and surgical care are not earned by a single individual’s work, but through the collective commitment and dedication of the entire team,” said Mary N. Mannix, Augusta Health President and CEO. “Our sincere thanks and congratulations to our clinical, operations, support staff, and Shenandoah Valley Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, who provide services at Augusta Health for their commitment to our culture, welcoming new technology, and enhancing our level of care to all people in our communities.”

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on what matters most–patient outcomes–to determine the top-performing hospitals for specialty care in the 32 states assessed. Healthgrades’ 2024 analysis revealed that patients who seek care at a hospital with rankings in their condition or procedure have a better chance of a good outcome than if they were treated at a facility that is not among the top 3 in Virginia. This widening performance gap highlights the importance of selecting a top-rated program. In fact, from 2020 to 2022, patients treated at hospitals that received a state ranking for Joint Replacement had, on average, a 63.8% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that were not state ranked for Joint Replacement. *

“Healthgrades is proud to recognize Augusta Health as among the top 3 in Virginia for Joint Replacement,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Hospitals with a #3 ranking in their state deliver consistently superior outcomes for the patients in their community. Consumers should feel confident knowing they have access to top-ranked care for Joint Replacement at Augusta Health.”

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*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For more information, see the complete 2024 Specialty State Rankings Methodology.


About Augusta Health
Augusta Health is an independent, community-owned, not-for-profit hospital whose mission is to strengthen the health and well-being of all people in our communities. Over the years, Augusta Health has been recognized by many external rating organizations: 100 Top Hospitals in America, HealthGrades’ America’s 50 Best Hospitals, U.S. News and World Report Best Regional Hospital, and Leapfrog Top Hospital.

About Healthgrades
Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. As the #1 platform for finding a doctor and a leader in healthcare transparency, we help millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their healthcare professional of choice and prepare for their appointments with best-in-class, treatment-focused content.

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