MOORESVILLE, Indiana – Franciscan Health Mooresville has been named the No. 1 hospital in Indiana and among the nation's top 10 percent for medical excellence in joint replacement care.
The 2018 ratings come from CareChex®, an information service of Quantros, Inc. The rating system is designed to assist hospitals and healthcare systems in improving the quality of inpatient care and promoting clinical excellence to patients, payers and employers.
Franciscan Health Mooresville is home to the internationally known Center for Hip & Knee Surgery, which has served patients for more than 30 years. The Center performs about 2,500 joint replacements each year treating, patients from all over the Midwest, the nation and the world.
Surgeons at the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery have instructed hundreds of visiting surgeons in the latest techniques and methods for joint implants.
"This recognition truly attests to the dedication of our orthopedic surgeons and their surgical teams of nurses and other caregivers," said James Callaghan, MD, president and CEO of Franciscan Health Central Indiana. "We are extremely grateful for their ability to care for patients in such an exceptional manner."
CareChex officials echoed the Franciscan Health chief’s response to the ratings.
"Franciscan Health Mooresville has demonstrated its ability to provide high quality care to the communities it serves," said Andy Weissberg, Quantros' senior vice president of marketing communications. "To receive an award in medical excellence is an outstanding accomplishment for both the physicians and hospital staff and we congratulate them on their commitment to delivering high quality, patient‐centered care."
Franciscan Health's Center for Hip & Knee Surgery most recently has been recognized as one of the "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs" for 2017 by Becker's Healthcare. It also garnered the Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care Facilities Award for Total Joint Replacement in 2017.
By Joe Stuteville
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