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Coordinated Health’s Bethlehem Hospital Named “America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement” for Second Consecutive Year

By: Ron Ticho   October 22, 2019

New report identifies Coordinated Health’s Bethlehem Hospital among the top hospitals nationally for excellence in Joint Replacement

Bethlehem, PA (October 22, 2019) – Coordinated Health’s Bethlehem Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. 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.

Coordinated Health’s Bethlehem Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Recipient of Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 2019

The achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers. Additionally, from 2016 through 2018, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have, on average, a 62.5 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. And patients treated at hospitals that did not receive the award were 2.67 times more likely to experience a complication in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that received the award*.

“We are very proud to once again receive this recognition from Healthgrades. It’s a clear indication that when it comes to joint replacement, we are among the best in the nation,” said Dr. Wayne Luchetti, Chief of Staff, Chief of Surgery, and Chair of Orthopedics at Coordinated Health. “Our success has been driven by our continued focus on delivering the highest quality care for our patients.”

“This distinguished designation by Healthgrades could only be possible thanks to the outstanding contributions of our highly-skilled physician teams, nurses, physical therapists and hospital staff,” added Christine Biege, Chief Nursing Officer and Hospital Administrator at Coordinated Health. 

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. 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.

“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’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement recognizes those hospitals, like Coordinated Health’s Bethlehem Hospital, that have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes over time and we applaud their efforts and achievement.”

View the full list of Specialty Excellence Award recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.


About Coordinated Health

Coordinated Health (CH) is an integrated healthcare network with locations throughout eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey. The company employs more than 1,200 highly skilled personnel across 18 multi-specialty medical campuses, including two hospitals, two ambulatory surgical centers, six walk-in care on demand centers and six orthopedic injury centers.

An established leader in orthopedics and sports medicine, Coordinated Health consistently earns top ratings for high quality outcomes in patient care, including recognition from Healthgrades in Patient Safety Excellence and Outstanding Patient Experience. The network also extends into a number of integrated specialties, including Primary Care, Women’s Health, General Surgery, Bariatrics, Urology, Cardiology, Rheumatology, Endocrinology, Ophthalmology, Imaging, and award-winning Rehabilitation care.

Coordinated Health addresses today’s major healthcare industry challenges through process innovation and value-based solutions that are simple, accessible and deliver the highest quality patient outcomes – all at an overall lower cost. By collaborating with strategic partners and establishing key alliances, Coordinated Health deploys end-to-end care delivery platforms that address the evolving needs of patients, employers and insurers.

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