Bowling Green, KY -- Orthopedic Services at TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital is among the top 10% in the nation--as measured by volume-weighted performance--according to this year's evaluation from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 34 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.*

This achievement is part of findings released by Healthgrades and is featured in their 2018 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally.

This variation in care has a significant impact on health outcomes. For the 2018 Report to the Nation, Healthgrades compared Specialty Excellence Award Recipients as a group, to all other hospitals, as a group, and found: From 2014-2016, patients treated at hospital's receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award have, on average:

  • 62.9% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated by hospitals with 1-star.*
  • From 2014-2016, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award have, on average:
  • 1.64 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.*

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014-2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

"TriStar Greenview and our physicians are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality care in orthopedic medicine," said Mike Sherrod, Chief Executive Officer at TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital. "Our renowned physicians and our highly experienced care team are the reasons why TriStar Greenview continues to earn outstanding quality of care recognition."

TriStar Greenview Regional Hospital also earned Five-Star recognition for Total Knee Replacement, Hip Fracture Treatment and Spinal Fusion Surgery and recipient of Healthgrades 2018 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award. TriStar Greenview has also ranked in the "Top 5% of the Nation" for Patient Safety in 2018 and a recipient of the Healthgrades 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Award.

"Consumers value information about hospital quality and use it to evaluate their choices for care," said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. "Hospitals that have achieved a specialty excellence distinction from Healthgrades prove a commitment to high-quality of patient care."

*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 evaluate comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 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. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at