Ocala Health
February 26, 2021

OCALA, FL — Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital are one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.

The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery have demonstrated exceptional quality of care. “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 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery for their commitment to quality care and exceptional outcomes.”

This commitment to quality care is showcased through the investment Ocala Health has put toward their orthopedic service line. West Marion Community Hospital has established itself as one of the premier joint care centers in the state of Florida, with over 19,000 total joint surgeries since 2009.

“West Marion Community Hospital and Ocala Health are dedicated to our high quality, best in class orthopedic services and are excited to continue investing in facilities that match the premier level of orthopedic care given to our patients,” says Chad Christianson, CEO of Ocala Health.

Ocala Regional Medical Center and West Marion Community Hospital were also recognized for the following clinical achievements:

  • Best Specialty
    • 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 9 Years in a Row (2013-2021)
    • One of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Prostate Surgeries™ for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
  • Cardiac
    • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Bypass Surgery in 2021
    • Five-Star Recipient for Coronary Interventional Procedures for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Pacemaker Procedures in 2021
  • Orthopedics
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
    • 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 9 Years in a Row (2013-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
    • 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 9 Years in a Row (2013-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Overall Orthopedic Services for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Joint Replacement for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Spine Surgery for 9 Years in a Row (2013-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for 8 Years in a Row (2014-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for 6 Years in a Row (2016-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Spinal Fusion Surgery for 17 Years in a Row (2005-2021)
  • Pulmonary
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Pneumonia for 5 Years in a Row (2017-2021)
  • Vascular
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades 2021 Vascular Surgery Excellence Award™
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Vascular Surgery in 2021
    • Five-Star Recipient for Carotid Procedures in 2021
  • Prostate Surgery
    • Recipient of the Healthgrades Prostate Surgery Excellence Award™ for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 5% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery for 3 Years in a Row (2019-2021)
    • Named Among the Top 10% in the Nation for Prostate Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
    • Five-Star Recipient for Prostate Removal Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
  • Gastrointestinal
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of GI Bleed in 2021
    • Five-Star Recipient for Gallbladder Removal Surgery for 4 Years in a Row (2018-2021)
  • Critical Care
    • Five-Star Recipient for Treatment of Diabetic Emergencies in 2021

Healthgrades recognizes a hospital’s quality achievements for cohort-specific performance, specialty area performance, and overall clinical quality. Individual procedure or condition cohorts are designated as 5-star (statistically significantly better than expected), 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (statistically significantly worse than expected). The complete Healthgrades 2021 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at Healthgrades.