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Wabash General Hospital Named National Leader in Joint Replacement

Wabash General Hospital receives the 2020 Joint Replacement Excellence AwardTM. This recognizes Wabash General Hospital among the top 10% of hospital in the nation for patients receiving joint replacement services, according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals.

 

This achievement is part of findings released in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. This new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers, and recognizes Wabash General Hospital’s commitment to quality patient outcomes with multiple Orthopedics-related Awards and Achievements:

 

  • Healthgrades 2020 Joint Replacement Excellence Award™
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement in 2020
  • 5-Star for Total Knee Replacement in 2020
  • 5-Star for Total Hip Replacement in 2020
  • 5-Star for Hip Fracture Treatment for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)

 

Variation in hospital quality can have a significant impact on the quality of care a patient receives. Healthgrades compared patient outcomes of 2020 Award Recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, and found that on average:

 

  • Patients have a 7% lower risk of complication if treated at hospitals that received the Joint Replacement Excellence Award™, versus hospitals that did not receive the Award.*

 

  • Patients have a 2% lower risk of complication if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for Total Knee Replacement, versus hospitals that received a 1-Star Rating.*

 

  • Patients have a 2% lower risk of complication if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for Total Hip Replacement, versus hospitals that received a 1-Star Rating.*

 

  • Patients have a 6% lower risk of complication if treated at hospitals that received the 5-Star for Hip Fracture Treatment, versus hospitals that received a 1-Star Rating.*

 

“As consumers navigate their health, it is important to consider a number of factors, including hospital quality, before deciding where to access care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Healthgrades’ Joint Replacement Excellence Award recognizes those hospitals that have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes over time and we applaud their efforts and achievement.”

 

Whether you are a competitive athlete or you simply want to enjoy a stroll around your neighborhood, orthopedic health is critical to your quality of life. The orthopedic and sports medicine team at Wabash General Hospital treats injuries and disorders of the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons and muscles so you can get back to moving through life with greater comfort and ease.

 

Wabash General Hospital’s providers include board-certified orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Julko Fullop and Dr. Justin Miller, board-certified sports medicine physician, Dr. Karsten Slater, and physician assistants, Michael Cheesman, Julia Corwin, Beth Fischer, and Kayla Wilcox.We offer comprehensive orthopedic services from the time of injury or diagnosis and throughout the treatment and rehabilitation process. If you’re suffering from an orthopedic problem, no matter how minor or significant, our experts can help.

 

Wabash General Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Mount Carmel, Illinois.  WGH strives to provide high quality cost effective healthcare to enhance the quality of life for Wabash County and surrounding communities. We are proud of the many awards that recognize our efforts to be the best. We are most proud of the personalized experience we offer. Our people you know helping people you love motto is our focus and dedication to make sure you receive personalized healthcare with loving compassionate staff to serve you and your loved ones. We value and pride ourselves in our outstanding medical and professional team that dedicates their career to making sure you receive the highest quality healthcare in our service area. We view healthcare as a partnership and we want to make a positive difference in your life.

We understand that health and wellness can be overwhelming and complicated. We want to develop a relationship of trust and loyalty, so we can constantly meet your needs as they change over time. We strive to offer services to all generations, so we can be the destination of choice through the continuum of your journey.

 

WGH’s President & CEO, Karissa Turner, stated, “We are proud to have highly skilled, compassionate orthopaedic surgeons and support staff that foster a culture of teamwork, continuous process improvement, and patient centered care.  Their dedication to provide the best orthopedic care in Southern Illinois is contagious throughout the communities we serve.  Their love for the profession and patients shines through their daily work performance.  We are very fortunate to have these outstanding surgeons along with their team providing care to Southern Illinois.”

 

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.

 

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 outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states. The Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/

 

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Contact

Danielle Stevens

Executive VP of Business Development and Foundation

 

Wabash General Hospital

1418 College Drive, Mt. Carmel, IL 62863

 

O: 618-263-6302   C: 618-839-3974   F: 618-263-6461

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