Mercy Medical Center Named America's 100 Best For Orthopedic Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)

November 10, 2020
Mercy Medical Center - Baltimore, MD

Mercy Medical Center is one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery according to new research released by , 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 outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states.

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care.  

  • 100 Best Orthopedic Surgery: For example, from 2017-2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award have, on average, a 39.7% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. Additionally, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award are 1.66 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.
  • 100 Best Joint Replacement: From 2017-2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award have, on average, a 64.5% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. Similarly, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award were 2.82 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award.
  • 100 Best Spine Surgery: From 2017-2019, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award have, on average, a  45.2% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. Additionally, patients treated at hospitals which did not receive the America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award were 1.82 times more likely to experience one or more complications in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that did receive the award. 

“Now more than ever, consumers understand the importance of hospital quality and starting to become more diligent when researching where they receive care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Healthgrades. “When selecting a hospital, consumers can feel confident in the America’s 100 Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.” 

Mercy was also recognized for the following clinical achievements: 

  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™ for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
  • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery™ for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 6 Years in a Row (2016-2021)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Recipient of the Healthgrades Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 2 Years in a Row (2020-2021)
  • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Spine Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021) 

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 evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 16 states. Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality.



Dan Collins - Senior Director of Media Relations at Mercy Medical Center

Dan Collins, Senior Director of Media Relations

Email: dcollins@karagibson.com Office: 410-332-9714 Cell: 410-375-7342

About Mercy

Founded in 1874 in downtown Baltimore by the Sisters of Mercy, Mercy Medical Center is a 183-licensed bed acute care university-affiliated teaching hospital. Mercy has been recognized as a top Maryland hospital by U.S. News & World Report; a Top 100 hospital for Women’s Health & Orthopedics by Healthgrades; is currently A-rated for Hospital Safety (Leapfrog Group), and is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet Hospital. Mercy Medical Center is part of Mercy Health Services (MHS), the parent of Mercy’s primary care and specialty care physician enterprise, known as , which employs more than 200 providers with locations in Baltimore, Lutherville, Overlea, Glen Burnie, Columbia and Reisterstown. For more information about Mercy, visit www.karagibson.com, MDMercyMedia on , , or call 1-800-MD-Mercy.

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