Coliseum Health System November 01, 2019

Macon, GA – Coliseum Northside Hospital is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for both orthopedic surgery and spine surgery according to a national study by Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

The achievement is part of findings released recently in the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates the importance of hospital quality to both hospital leaders and consumers.

“As consumers navigate their health, it is important to consider a number of factors, including hospital quality, before deciding where to access care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “Healthgrades’ America’s 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic and spine surgery recognize those hospitals that have proven their dedication to quality care and exceptional outcomes over time and we applaud their efforts and achievement.”

Coliseum Northside Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award
  • Spine Surgery Excellence Award
  • Five Star Facility in Spinal Fusion
  • Five Star Facility in Hip Fracture Treatment

Greg Caples, Chief Executive Officer of Coliseum Northside Hospital, said, “Our hospital is committed to providing quality healthcare to our community. Maintaining our level of quality and patient experience requires a high level of teamwork, and we could not accomplish these achievements without the care provided by our dedicated hospital staff and the excellent physicians who practice here.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 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. 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. View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at https://partners.healthgrades.com/healthgrades-quality-solutions/healthgrades-quality-awards/.

* Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2016 through 2018 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only.