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Kansas City, Missouri  – January 23, 2024 – St. Joseph Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare, announced today that it ranks #3 out of  5 in Missouri  for Orthopedic Surgery, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement, along with St. Joseph Medical Center accomplishments as a surgical and orthopedic excellence award winner and five-star ratings recipient for hip fracture and diabetic emergencies treatment, gall bladder surgery, and treatment of bowel obstruction and pacemaker procedures reflects St. Joseph Medical Centers commitment to delivering the best care possible and distinguishes St. Joseph Medical Center as one of Missouri’s leading hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery

“As the Chief Medical Officer of St. Joseph Medical Center, our hospital is honored to receive the prestigious Healthgrades award for Orthopedic Surgery, reflecting our steadfast dedication to providing exceptional care in the state of Missouri.” Scott Corcoran, MD, CMO

“Healthgrades is proud to recognize St. Joseph Medical Center as among the top 3 in Missouri for Orthopedic Surgery across numerous specialties, including cardiology and pulmonology,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “Hospitals with a #3 ranking in their state deliver consistently superior outcomes for the patients in their community. Consumers should feel confident knowing that they have access to top-ranked care for Orthopedics at St. Joseph Medical Center.”

Healthgrades evaluates hospitals solely on what matters most–patient outcomes–to determine the top-performing hospitals for specialty care in each of the 32 states assessed. Healthgrades’ 2024 analysis revealed that patients who seek care at a hospital with rankings in their condition or procedure have a better chance of a good outcome than if they were treated at a facility that is not among the top 3 in Missouri.   This widening performance gap highlights the importance of selecting a top-rated program. In fact, from 2020 to 2022, patients treated at hospitals that received a state ranking for Orthopedics had, on average, a 44.4% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than if they were treated at hospitals that were not state ranked for Orthopedic Surgery *

Consumers can visit to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. For more information, see the complete 2024 Specialty State Rankings Methodology.

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About St. Joseph Medical Center

St. Joseph Medical Center is a faith-based, 310-bed hospital providing a wide range of acute care and outpatient services.  Key services include the Senior Care Services, St. Joseph Heart Institute, Breast Center, and Orthopedic Services.   St. Joseph is a member of Prime Healthcare, one of the nation’s leading hospital systems for clinical excellence.  For more information, visit

About Healthgrades

Healthgrades is dedicated to empowering stronger and more meaningful connections between patients and their healthcare providers. As the #1 platform for finding a doctor and a leader in healthcare transparency, we help millions of consumers each month find and schedule appointments with their healthcare professional of choice and prepare for their appointments with best-in-class, treatment-focused content. Healthgrades is part of RVO Health, a partnership between Red Ventures and Optum, part of UnitedHealth Group.