Chilton Receives Five-Star Ratings for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement 01/09/2012
(Pompton Plains, NJ) – Chilton Hospital is Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement, according to HealthGrades, the nation’s most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings. Chilton is also ranked No. 6 for Joint Replacement and No. 10 for Overall Orthopedic Services in New Jersey.
“We worked thoroughly to assemble an exceptional team of orthopedists and other motion specialists to staff our new $3.6 million Total Joint Center,” said Chilton President and CEO Deborah K. Zastocki, DNP, RN. “I’m proud to announce that our efforts have generated these prestigious honors, which reinforce Chilton’s commitment of high quality clinical care for the community.”
Key findings of the HealthGrades 2011 Healthcare Consumerism and Hospital Quality in America report include:
Patients, on average, were 63 percent less likely to experience in-hospital complications at five-star rated hospitals than patients at one-star programs, and had a 43 percent lower chance of developing an in-hospital complication than the national average.
Five-star rated hospitals had, on average, a 73 percent lower patient fatality rate compared to a one-star rated hospital, and a 54 percent lower patient fatality rate in a five-star rated hospital compared to the national average.
If all Medicare patients from 2008 through 2010 had been treated at five-star hospitals, 240,040 lives could have potentially been saved.
“Patients today have a wide array options when it comes to choosing a health care provider,” said Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. “We commend Chilton Hospital for its superior quality and support of consumerism and transparency.”
HealthGrades’ quality comparison of doctors and hospitals can be found online at www.HealthGrades.com.
Chilton Hospital is a fully accredited, 260-bed, acute-care, community hospital. It is a four-time recipient of the HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Award in Stroke, and Five-Star Rated for Stroke Care, the highest possible, for six years in a row. It is also Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement and Total Knee Replacement for 2012. Chilton’s many services include minimally invasive and robot-assisted surgery, a state-of-the-art Emergency Department, a Pain Management center, the Sleep Health Institute, the Comprehensive Wound Healing/Hyperbaric Center, the Chilton Cancer Center, the Mother/Baby Center, an American Diabetes Association-recognized diabetes education program and a weight loss surgery program. Chilton has recently embarked on a $24 million modernization project, which includes the Cardiovascular Interventional Lab, the Comprehensive Breast Center and the Total Joint Center. The hospital is located at 97 West Parkway in Pompton Plains, NJ 07444. For more information about Chilton's facilities and services, or to find a doctor by name, specialty, or location, please visit www.chiltonhealth.org or call 1-888-CHILTON.