River’s Edge Hospital Nationally Recognized by Healthgrades for Specialty Care

River’s Edge Hospital Recognized with two Clinical Achievements from Healthgrades

Saint Peter, MN – October 24, 2023 – River’s Edge Hospital announced today it has achieved numerous accolades for clinical excellence, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. Among River’s Edge Hospital’s distinctions are Specialty Excellence Awards placing the hospital in the Top 5% of the nation for Orthopedic Surgery and Joint Replacement, and three, five-star ratings for services such as Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement and Hip Fracture Treatment.  These achievements place River’s Edge Hospital in the upper echelon of hospitals nationally for specialty care and reflect the organization’s commitment to consistently delivering the best care possible.

“The recognition from Healthgrades for orthopedic care validates our ongoing commitment to quality care and patient safety.  Over the past year, River’s Edge has paid special attention to pain management, especially the reduction of opioids/narcotics; prevention of infections; and reducing the number of patients readmitted following surgical procedures identifying individual patient needs prior to admission to the hospital,” said Paula Meskan, CEO. “Every employee at River’s Edge has an important role in the patient experience whether they have physical contact with the patient or not.  This is a team effort!  I would also be remiss to exclude the importance of the partnership with OFC and the Ortho Edge program.  I am extremely proud of the work done at River’s Edge, and to know that we are not only able to compete with larger organizations but to be a leader in orthopedic care across the nation to give the communities we serve access to the best possible care.”

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on clinical outcomes: risk-adjusted mortality and complications. By focusing on what matters most, patient outcomes, Healthgrades ratings provide critical feedback for both patients and hospitals. By offering easy access to objective performance measures, Healthgrades gives consumers the information they need to find a hospital that excels in providing the care they need. And, by shining a light on strengths and weaknesses, Healthgrades ratings help direct hospitals to opportunities for clinical improvement.  The 2024 hospital assessment evaluated patient mortality and complication rates for 35 common conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top performers.

The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed that the variation in performance among hospitals continues to widen, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs.  From 2020 through 2022, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to five-star hospitals, on average, 215,667 lives could potentially have been saved, and 149,521 patients could have avoided potential complications.*

“Healthgrades congratulates River’s Edge Hospital for being a national leader and demonstrating a deep commitment to providing high quality care to all patients,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Your dedication, expertise, and tireless efforts have not only set you apart but have also positively impacted the lives of countless patients.”


Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate and why hospital quality matters here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 Specialty Awards and Ratings Methodology.

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