Saint Francis Receives Top Ratings from HealthGrades

Sunday, February 26, 2012
Saint Francis Medical Center

Saint Francis Medical Center has received top orthopaedic and cardiac ratings from the nation's leading independent healthcare rating organization, HealthGrades. Saint Francis received the following 2012 ratings:

Cardiac

*Top 10 in Missouri for overall cardiac services

*Top 5 in Missouri for cardiac surgery two years in a row

*Five-star rated for coronary bypass surgery two years in a row

Orthopaedics

*Recipient of America's 100 Best Specialty Care for Orthopedic Surgery Award 2012

*Recipient of America's 100 Best Specialty Care for Joint Replacement Award 2012

*Recipient of the HealthGrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award three years in a row

*Recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award three years in a row

*Top 5 percent in the nation for overall orthopedic services

*Top 5 percent in the nation for joint replacement two years in a row

*Number two in Missouri for overall orthopedic services

*Number three in Missouri for joint replacement

*Number six in Missouri for spine surgery

*Five-star rated for overall orthopedics three years in a row

*Five-star rated for joint replacement three years in a row

*Five-star rated for spine surgery

*Five-star rated for total knee replacement three years in a row

*Five-star rated for total hip replacement four years in a row

*Five-star rated for hip fracture treatment three years in a row

*Five-star rated for back and neck surgery (spinal fusion)

"These ratings are a reflection of the excellence and quality in care that Saint Francis employs on a daily basis," says Steven C. Bjelich, FACHE-D, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis. "Patients who need cardiac or orthopaedic services here know they will be receiving care at a facility that rivals any other program in the country."

Saint Francis' new Heart Hospital allows the Medical Center to deliver an even higher standard of care to patients with a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit and cutting-edge technology.

Saint Francis' Center for Joint Replacement continues its success with a unique approach to treating patients caregivers treat them as healthy adults undergoing a procedure that will allow them to return to an active life. This approach has been one of the main reasons the program has earned top ratings.

For more information, visit www.sfmc.net or call Saint Francis at 573-331-5877.

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