Brooklyn, NY – February 9, 2024 – Maimonides Medical Center announced today that it ranks #2 in New York for Orthopedic Surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement, along with Maimonides Medical Center’s accomplishments as an America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ and an America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries Award™ recipient, reflects Maimonides Medical Center’s commitment to delivering the best care possible and distinguishes the organization as one of New York’s leading hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery. Maimonides Medical Center is the only hospital in New York City to receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ for 3 years in a row (2022–2024).
“This evaluation is a testament to Maimonides’ commitment to clinical excellence and to delivering the best possible care close to home for every patient,” said Ken Gibbs, President and CEO of Maimonides Health. “We are proud to receive this recognition, and we commend our outstanding clinical care teams and departmental leadership for their dedication to life-changing and life-saving surgical care.”
“As we continue to maintain, grow and enhance our specialty care services, our patient outcomes are top of mind,” said Jack Choueka, MD, Chair, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Maimonides Medical Center. “For those in need of expert care, this is just one more confirmation of the confidence they can have in placing their trust in Maimonides specialists.”
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 than if they were treated at a facility that is not among the top 3 in New York. This widening performance gap highlights the importance of selecting a top-rated program. In fact, from 2020 to 2022, patients treated at hospitals that received a state ranking for Orthopedic Surgery had, on average, a 44.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that were not state ranked for Orthopedic Surgery.*
“Healthgrades is proud to recognize Maimonides Medical Center as among the top 3 in New York for Orthopedic Surgery,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Hospitals with a #2 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 Surgery at Maimonides Medical Center.”
Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality.
*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For more information, see the complete 2024 Specialty State Rankings Methodology.
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About Maimonides Health
Maimonides Health is Brooklyn’s largest healthcare system, serving over 320,000 patients each year through the system’s 3 hospitals, 1,700+ physicians and more than 80 community-based practices and outpatient centers. The system is anchored by Maimonides Medical Center, one of the nation’s largest independent teaching hospitals and home to centers of excellence in numerous specialties and Maimonides Midwood Community Hospital (formerly New York Community Hospital), a 130-bed adult medical-surgical hospital; and Maimonides Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn’s only children’s hospital and only pediatric trauma center. Maimonides’ clinical programs rank among the best in the country for patient outcomes, including its Heart and Vascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Bone and Joint Center, and Cancer Center. Maimonides is an affiliate of Northwell Health and a major clinical training site for SUNY Downstate College of Medicine. For additional information, please visit maimo.org.
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