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Healthgrades Recognizes Coordinated Health’s Allentown Hospital with 5 Stars for Spinal Fusion for Third Consecutive Year and Top 10 percent in the Nation for Joint Replacement for Second Straight Year

By: Ron Ticho   October 22, 2019

Allentown, PA  (October 22, 2019) – Coordinated Health’s Allentown Hospital is among the top 10 percent in the nation for Joint Replacement according to a national report by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive 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 Allentown Hospital achievement is part of findings released today in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital executives.

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

  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2018-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 4 Years in a Row (2017-2020)
  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2019-2020)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award™
  • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Patient Safety in 2019

The variation in hospital quality can have a significant impact on the quality of care a patient receives. From 2016 through 2018, patients treated at hospitals receiving the Joint Replacement Excellence Award have, on average, a 59.7 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 are, on average, 2.48 times more likely to experience a complication in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

 “Our organization is extremely proud of the high quality care that we deliver to our patients every day,” said Emil DiIorio, Coordinated Health’s Chief Executive Officer. “It’s a very important benchmark that we work hard to achieve.”

“The personalized care that you receive at Coordinated Health is hard to find and the proof is in our excellent outcomes for our patients,” said Dr. Christopher Wagener, Department Chair Orthopedic Spine Surgery and Vice Chief of Staff at Coordinated Health. “It’s a testament to our highly qualified spine surgery team to be recognized by Healthgrades for the third year in a row.”

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 comparative 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.

“The hospitals that stand out for exceptional performance in Joint Replacement should be commended for their long-standing commitment to quality,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “As consumers are increasingly savvy when it comes to finding and selecting a hospital, patients can be confident when they select a hospital, like Coordinated Health’s Allentown Hospital, that has achieved this Healthgrades recognition.”

View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM 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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