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Coordinated Health Hospitals Recognized by Healthgrades for Joint Replacement and Spinal Fusion Outcomes


Coordinated Health, part of Lehigh Valley Health Network, continues to provide award-winning care. Healthgrades awarded Coordinated Health’s Bethlehem and Allentown hospital its five-star rating for joint replacement and spinal fusion outcomes. The award is based on new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions using Medicare data, and additionally analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

Healthgrades recognized Coordinated Health’s Bethlehem Hospital for the following clinical achievements:

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award (three years in a row)

  • Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacements (three years in a row)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement (four years in a row)

  • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement

Healthgrades recognized Coordinated Health’s Allentown Hospital for the following clinical achievement:

  • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery (four years in a row)

“All of the awards we receive, and especially those from Healthgrades, are a direct reflection of our highly skilled physician teams, nurses, physical therapists and hospital staff who work so hard to ensure our patients have such positive outcomes,” says Christine Biege, Vice President of Patient Care Services, Coordinated Health.

“We are very proud to continue to receive recognition from Healthgrades for both joint replacement and spinal fusion surgery. It’s a clear indication that our hospitals are among the best in the nation for surgical outcomes,” says Amy Nyberg, President, Coordinated Health.

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 five-star (statistically significantly better than expected), three-star (not statistically different from expected) and one-star (statistically significantly worse than expected).

“Hospital quality has never been more important, and consumers are becoming more aware of the importance of researching where they receive care before they visit a hospital for a specific procedure or condition,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Healthgrades. “Hospitals that receive a Healthgrades five-star rating for total knee replacement, total hip replacement and spinal fusion demonstrate exceptional outcomes and their ability to provide quality care for patients.”