Southern Regional Medical Center is 5-star rated for Hip Fracture Treatment
outcomes according to a study released by Healthgrades, the leading online
resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades
2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance
continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.
Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500
hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and
conditions, as well as tracking outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric
surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia.
“We are truly honored to be a recipient of another Healthgrades 5-star
award in orthopedics,” said Charlotte W. Dupré, President
and CEO of Southern Regional Medical Center. “This recognition is
a reflection of our entire orthopedic team – our dedicated doctors
and staff – to continually deliver the highest quality care for
In 2018, Southern Regional Medical Center’s Orthopedic Services earned
the Healthgrades 5-star award in Total Knee Replacement. Dupré
explained, “Both accolades represent Southern Regional’s commitment
to offering advanced joint replacement and minimally-invasive surgical
options that work to reduce pain and restore our patient’s independence,
getting them back to their normal activities as quickly as possible.”
“Clinical quality varies significantly between hospitals, so it’s
important for consumers to use information about outcomes to assess where
to receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at
Healthgrades. “This 5-star rating for [procedures/conditions] showcases
the expertise and commitment of Southern Regional Medical Center to their
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare
inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide
to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures
and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer
data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. Healthgrades
recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific
performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality.
Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically
significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different
from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected)
categories. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed
study methodology can be found at www.healthgrades.com/quality/.