Tucson Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2015-16 in knee replacement by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 26th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
“The TMC Orthopaedic Center and our partners at the Tucson Orthopaedic Institute are proud to announce this important recognition of our world-class orthopaedics program,” said Judy Rich, president and chief executive officer, Tucson Medical Center. “We take pride in our busy joint replacement program, which is staffed by a care team that is best in class. This designation validates that expertise.”
The TMC Orthopaedic Center is a word-class facility dedicated to the needs of the orthopaedic patient and designed with the full continuum of care in mind. The four-story Orthopaedic and Surgical Tower includes 10 state-of-the-art orthopaedic operating rooms that can accommodate both inpatient and outpatient surgeries, and a dedicated 40-bed orthopaedic unit with all private rooms.
“Tucson Orthopaedic Institute collaborates with TMC on clinical and quality initiatives. That commitment has resulted in measurably better care and outcomes for our patients; and they are able to experience an improved quality of life from the orthopaedic care received here,” said Lawrence Housman, M.D., president, Tucson Orthopaedic Institute.
For 2015-16, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2015-16 were nationally ranked in even one specialty.
“A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”
In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions.
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face a particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. U.S. News used the same data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, first published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings.
The rankings are freely available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available in August from the U.S. News Store.
About Tucson Medical Center
Tucson Medical Center, licensed at more than 600 beds, has been Tucson’s nonprofit community hospital for more than 70 years. In addition to serving as a regional resource for emergency and pediatric care (including Tucson’s first Pediatric Emergency Department), TMC offers top-notch intensive care units for adults, children and newborns. Specialty areas include women’s, maternity, cardiac, orthopaedic, neuroscience, neurologic, pediatric and imaging. TMC, designated as a ‘Most Wired’ hospital, employs a top-level electronic medical record system.
About Tucson Orthopaedic Institute
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute is one of the Southwest’s leading orthopaedic medical practices. With three locations and 50 practitioners, Tucson Ortho provides comprehensive surgical and non-surgical treatment, serving both adults and children. The fellowship-trained physicians at Tucson Orthopaedic Institute’s Centers of Excellence are committed to improving patient care through community education and outreach efforts to promote lifestyles that create strong, healthy bones, joints and muscles.