U.S. News & World Report Ranks The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital Among Best Hospitals for Knee Replacement in Nation

Phoenix, Arizona (November 12, 2018)The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital®, a world leader in orthopedic care, was recently given the highest ranking of “High Performing” for knee replacement by U.S. News and World Report.  The publication evaluates how well hospitals perform in knee replacement using data on patient survival, nurse staffing, volume and more. Hospitals receive one of three ratings – high performing, average or below average. With the High Performing rating, The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital ranks among the top hospitals in the country for knee replacement.

“We are pleased to hear of the U.S. News & World Report ranking for our knee replacements thanks to our singular focus on in providing best-in-class orthopedic care not only in the Southwestern U.S. but the entire country,” said Bryan Wall, MD, CEO at The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital. “This ranking is a direct credit to our talented surgeons and staff at The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital dedicated to providing the best possible outcomes to our patients.”

Several highly rated quality indicators contributed to The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital’s High Performing status for knee replacement. They were rated “excellent” in the prevention of prolonged hospitalizations, or how well a hospital prevents unusually long stays. They were also rated “excellent” for patient experience, which reflects the opinions of surveyed inpatients about the overall quality of their stay. The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital was also in the top percentile for prevention of blood transfusions, where 90 percent to 100 percent of patients did not need to undergo transfusion with donor blood, which can be necessary if unexpected blood loss occurs during surgery.

This isn’t the first recognition for The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital, which was also the first in Arizona to perform total knee replacements using the Mako™ Robotic-Arm Assisted Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA) in October 2016. The robotic surgery gives physicians the tools to conduct minimally-invasive surgery with more precision and accuracy than traditional surgery.

Over 54 million people in the United States are affected by knee pain or injury, making it one of the most common causes of disability.

“Our knees are the largest joints in our body and are central to almost everything that we do. Knee pain or injury can make the most basic activities like walking or sitting unbearable,” said Kimberle Barker, Chief Nursing Officer at The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital. “Our dedicated team of physicians at The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital are ready to help our patients live pain-free and take their lives back.”