Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Recognized for Outpatient Orthopedics

February 22, 2024
Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital Recognized for Outpatient Orthopedics

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital announced today that it is five-star rated for Outpatient Total Hip Replacement, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This five-star rating reflects the organization’s dedication to clinical excellence and places Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in the upper echelon of U.S. hospitals for outpatient orthopedics. 

“Total hip replacement is about improving lifestyles for our patients,” said Joseph Sawyer, President, Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital. “Our multidisciplinary team has the expertise and technology at their fingertips to get those patients on the path to the active life they want to live.” 

To identify the top-rated hospitals for outpatient Total Hip Replacement, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes at short-term acute care facilities nationwide that offer critical outpatient orthopedic procedures in an outpatient environment. Healthgrades’ analysis found that patients treated at hospitals that were rated five-stars for outpatient Total Hip Replacement have a demonstrably better chance at a smooth recovery than those treated at hospitals that were not recognized by Healthgrades. In fact, between 2020 and 2022, patients having an outpatient total hip replacement at five-star rated hospitals have, on average, a 73.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication within a clinically specified timeframe than if they underwent outpatient surgery at a facility with one-star.

“Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital exemplifies what it means to be a leader in outpatient orthopedics by delivering consistently superior outcomes in Total Hip Replacement,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Patients undergoing outpatient orthopedic procedures at Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital should feel confident in their decision to seek care from a facility with top marks in their procedure.” 

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