Community Hospital receives high marks for orthopedic care

Chris Thomas

Community Hospital in Grand Junction has earned high marks for orthopedic services in an evaluation of about 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

Community Hospital received a Five Star Award for its overall orthopedic care from Healthgrades, a leading provider of information designed to help consumers make informed choices in selecting hospitals and physicians.

“This designation represents the dedication of our entire staff — including our partner surgeons, our partner physicians and our hospitalists — to promote the highest quality care available,” said Chris Thomas, chief executive officer of Community Hospital.

The Five Star Award is part of an evaluation of about 4,500 hospitals nationwide and nearly 30 of the most common procedures and treatments. Healthgrades bases the evaluation on information hospitals submit to the federal government.

In addition to the Five Star Award for overall orthopedic services, Community Hospital received that designation for joint replacement, total knee replacement and hip fracture treatment.

Community Hospital ranked third in Colorado for overall orthopedic services  and ranked among the top 10 hospitals in Colorado for those services for a second year in a row. Community Hospital has ranked among the top 10 hospitals in Colorado for joint replacement for nine consecutive years.

“I am so proud that Community Hospital is not only the highest ranked hospital in the region and third best in the state, but is also the lowest cost facility for overall orthopedic care in the area,” Thomas said.

In addition to the rankings for orthopedic services, Community Hospital ranked fourth in Colorado for gastrointestinal services and general surgery. The hospital has ranked among the top 10 hospitals in Colorado for general surgery and received the Five Star Award for gastrointestinal procedures and surgeries for three years in a row.

Community Hospital also received a Five Star award for treatment of sepsis.

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