Guthrie Lourdes Hospital Shines in Orthopedic Care, Ranks Among Top 5 in New York State

February 12, 2024
Guthrie Lourdes Hospital Shines in Orthopedic Care, Ranks Among Top 5 in New York State

Guthrie Lourdes Hospital announced today that it ranks #2 in New York for Joint Replacement and #3 for Orthopedic Surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor.  

These rankings, along with the awards listed below reflect Guthrie Lourdes Hospital’s commitment to delivering the best care possible and distinguish the organization as one of New York’s leading hospitals for orthopedic services. In fact, Guthrie Lourdes Hospital is the only hospital in New York to achieve the Healthgrades 5-Star for Total Knee Replacement for 15 years in a row (2010-2024). 

The Guthrie Lourdes Hospital Orthopedic Department also received the following Healthgrades awards: 

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery (2022-2024) 
  • America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement (2024) 
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award (2023-2024) 
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award (2021-2024) 
  • 5-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement (2010-2024) 
  • 5-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement (2023-2024) 
  • 5-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment (2021-2024) 

“We are very proud to be recognized by Healthgrades as a leader in New York State for our excellence in orthopedic care,” said Kathy Connerton, President, Guthrie Lourdes Hospital. “We have a very talented orthopedic care team with a wide range of expertise that is dedicated to providing safe, high-quality care resulting in positive outcomes.”  

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on what matters most–patient outcomes–to determine the top-performing hospitals for specialty care in each of 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. For example, the analysis showed that 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 Guthrie Lourdes Hospital as among the top 5 in New York for orthopedic services,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Hospitals with a #2 and #3 ranking in their state deliver consistently superior outcomes for the patients in their community. Consumers should feel confident knowing that they have access to top-ranked care for orthopedic services at Guthrie Lourdes Hospital.”