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National Study: Southern Regional Medical Center is Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment

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  • Written By: Kim Golden-Benner

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 our patients.”

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 patients.”

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