December 17, 2018
UTICA, N.Y. – According to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare Quality Database released in the second quarter of 2018, the Orthopedic group at the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) demonstrated excellent results in the total hip/knee surgery complication rates.
The elective total hip/knee surgery complication rate (lower is better) for the Orthopedic Department at the MVHS St. Elizabeth Campus was 1.6 percent from the period from April 1, 2014, to March 31, 2017. This placed St. Elizabeth first in New York State (NYS) out of 101 eligible hospitals and 19th out of 2,746 eligible hospitals in the nation.
“I'm very proud of the entire team at Genesee Orthopedics and the St. Elizabeth Campus for the continued commitment to outstanding patient care,” said Andrew B. Wickline, MD, orthopedic surgeon and Total Joint medical director at the St. Elizabeth Campus. “We've always done well with our results, but I'm ecstatic to say that the efforts taken to utilize the SwiftPath process have resulted in these excellent numbers. Congratulations on a job well done.”
"In 2004, I left Johns Hopkins for Utica with a vision of bringing world-class healthcare to our community,” said John P. Sullivan, MD, orthopedic surgeon. “With a lot of collaboration, hard work and effort we have surpassed this goal and are now rubbing elbows with my alma mater and the rest of the best hospitals in the country. On behalf of our entire team, we pledge to continue to strive to provide cutting-edge medicine as we herald in Utica’s new hospital.”
“These are truly impressive results,” said Scott H. Perra, FACHE, president/CEO for MVHS. “I’d like to thank the entire Orthopedic team for working tirelessly to achieve these results. I thank them all for their impressive and important work.”
*All available scores provided by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare Quality Database (retrieved from https://data.medicare.gov/data/archives/hospital-compare).