Spectrum Health Ranked Nationally for Hip and Knee Replacements

Fourth Largest Provider of Hip and Knee Replacements in the Nation

Spectrum Health Center for Joint Replacement has been ranked as the fourth largest provider of hip and knee replacements as reported by Orthopedic Network News (ONN). 

This marks the eighth time in the past 10 years that Spectrum Health has ranked within the top 10 nationally in this category. In their most recent quarterly publication, ONN reported that a large number of top 10 appearances indicate the hospital may have a long-standing, large-volume program. 

“We have an excellent team of dedicated orthopedic specialists and employees who have built a strong joint replacement reputation with patients and peers,” said Kevin Splaine, president, Spectrum Health Grand Rapids. “The ranking exemplifies our focus on patient care and superb patient outcomes.”

The top ranking joint replacement hospitals were identified based on paid procedure volume data provided by Aspen Healthcare Metrics for fiscal year 2011. Aspen Healthcare Metrics obtained the data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, a federal agency within the United States Department of Health and Human Services.   

Medicare-managed care cases, also known as Medicare Advantage cases, were not included in the volume data provided by Aspen Healthcare Metrics.  Medicare Advantage is offered by private health plans as an alternative to traditional Medicare.  Hospitals reported data to ascertain provider volumes based on these cases. Spectrum Health had the third highest volumes for Medicare-managed joint replacement procedures of the ranked hospitals reporting information.

Orthopedic Network News is a quarterly publication and on-line information service on cost and quality issues in orthopedics. 

Spectrum Health is a not-for-profit health system in West Michigan offering a full continuum of care through the Spectrum Health Hospital Group, which is comprised of nine hospitals including Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, a state of the art children’s hospital that opened in January 2011, and 183 service sites; the Spectrum Health Medical Group and West Michigan Heart, physician groups totaling more than 700 providers; and Priority Health, a health plan with 600,000 members. Spectrum Health is West Michigan’s largest employer with 19,000 employees. The organization provided $204 million in community benefit during its 2012 fiscal year.