Monday, September 22, 2014

CoxHealth only Springfield hospital named for Great Orthopedic Program by Becker’s Hospital Review

Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2014 edition of its list of "125 Hospitals and Health Systems With Great Orthopedic Programs." CoxHealth is the only Springfield orthopedics hospital to be named on the list.

The Meyer Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Hospital of CoxHealth is a freestanding campus dedicated to comprehensive orthopedic services. The hospital opened in May 2010 and features 35 private patient rooms, six surgery rooms and a rehabilitation and exercise program.

Since 2012, CoxHealth has hosted neurosurgical residents from the University of Missouri School of Medicine for surgical rotations. The hospital was named among CareChex's top 100 hospitals for orthopedic surgery in 2014, and it is designated a Blue Distinction Center for knee and hip replacements and a Blue Distinction Center+ for spine surgery. CoxHealth also received the Spine Surgery Excellence Award from Healthgrades in 2014.

The hospitals and health systems featured on the list have orthopedic surgery departments, programs or dedicated centers that have earned recognition from several reputable sources. Exceptional orthopedic departments include physicians who provide outstanding care to patients, front-line orthopedic research and treat professional athletes.

This is the fifth year Becker's Hospital Review has compiled this list, and the first time it has included 125 hospitals.

Many of these hospitals have received recognition for orthopedic excellence from U.S. News & World Report, Healthgrades, CareChex and Blue Cross Blue Shield. The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team weighted the aforementioned rankings and awards and conducted editorial research to compile this year's list. The full list can be seen on Becker's site at this link.