MOORESVILLE, Indiana – Franciscan Health Mooresville has been named the No. 1 hospital in Indiana and No. 6 nationally for medical excellence in joint replacement care. The 2019 ratings come from CareChex®, an information service of Quantros, Inc. The hospital earned similar ratings in 2018.
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. It marked the second consecutive year the hospital’s joint replacement program has held the top rank and been among the nation's top 10.
The Mooresville hospital is home to the internationally known Center for Hip & Knee Surgery (CHKS), which has served patients for more than three decades. The Center performs about 2,500 joint replacements each year, treating patients from all over the nation and the world.
Surgeons at the Center are Anthony W. Feher, MD; Robert A. Malinzak, MD; John B. Meding, MD; and Timothy J. Williams, MD, JD. They lead a team of advance practice providers and support staff at offices in Mooresville and Carmel.
Further, CHKS physicians have instructed hundreds of visiting surgeons in the latest techniques and methods for joint implants. They also lead "Joint Replacement Road Shows" at various locations throughout Indiana, discussing topics such as joint replacement surgeries and the latest treatment options and conditions.
"This continued recognition truly attests to the dedication of our orthopedic surgeons and their surgical teams of nurses and other caregivers," said Sharon Annee, administrative director for orthopedics and neurosciences at Franciscan Health locations in Central Indiana. "We are extremely grateful for their ability to care for patients in such an exceptional manner."
The Center recently was recognized as one of the "100 Hospitals and Health Systems with Great Orthopedic Programs" by Becker's Healthcare. It also has garnered the Aetna Institute of Quality Orthopedic Care Facilities Award for Total Joint Replacement.
To learn more about the Center for Hip & Knee Surgery's programs and services, visit FranciscanHealth.org/CHKS.
Photo Caption: Center for Hip & Knee surgeons from left, Drs. Robert Malinzak, John Meding, Timothy Williams and Anthony Feher.
By Joe Stuteville
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