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Healthgrades names HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital one of America’s 100 Best for orthopedic surgery and joint replacement

November 30, 2023 – HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital, a 222-bed acute care facility, and part of HCA Florida Healthcare, the largest healthcare system in the state, today announced that it is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery and joint replacement, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. This achievement reflects HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital’s outstanding clinical outcomes and puts HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital in the top 10% of hospitals nationwide for orthopedic surgery and joint replacement.

“We are immensely proud to announce that HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital has been recognized as one of America’s top 100 best for orthopedic surgery and joint replacement,” said Corey Lovelace, CEO of HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital. Lovelace also said, “This achievement reflects our commitment to delivering exceptional healthcare and the dedication of our exceptional medical teams.”

St. Lucie Hospital is one of several HCA East Florida Division facilities named as America’s Best for several key service lines including orthopedic surgery, joint replacement, spine surgery, stroke and cardiac care, to name a few. This achievement reflects HCA East Florida Division’s outstanding clinical outcomes.

Healthgrades evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. This year’s analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between America’s 50 and 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery and joint replacement and hospitals that did not receive this distinction.

“We commend HCA Florida St. Lucie Hospital for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality patient care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Consumers can feel confident that America’s 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery and joint replacement have demonstrated their ability to deliver consistently exceptional outcomes.”

Consumers can visit Healthgrades to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of the complete methodology.