Courtesy photo: Peconic Bay Medical Center

Northwell Health’s Peconic Bay Medical Center received five-star ratings in multiple medical and surgical services as well as recognition for excellence in total joint replacement surgery, according to the Healthgrades’ “2020 Report to the Nation.”

The report cited Peconic Bay Medical Center for five-star distinction — Healthgrades’ highest rating — in total knee replacement, hip replacement, bariatric surgery, gallbladder removal surgery and treatment of stroke. It was the second consecutive year of five-star recognition for PBMC’s bariatric surgery services and the third consecutive year of recognition for its gallbladder removal surgery services. Earlier this year, Peconic Bay Medical Center was also recognized with the 2019 gynecologic surgery excellence award.

Peconic Bay Medical Center also received a joint replacement excellence award, which recognized the Riverhead-based hospital as among the top 10% in the nation for joint replacement surgery. Peconic Bay Medical Center has also received the Joint Commission’s gold seal of approval for total knee-joint replacement and total hip-joint replacement.

“These awards are a testament to the quality of entire patient-care team and an affirmation of the confidence the members of the community have placed in us,” PBMC president and CEO Andrew Mitchell said.

“We are extremely proud to be a top 10%, nationally recognized leader in joint replacement and the top choice for Long Island residents for orthopedic surgery, part of PBMC’s renowned Kanas Center for Advanced Surgery,” he said.

Mitchell said the medical center is excited about the opening in January of the state-of-the-art Corey Critical Care Pavilion supporting the most advanced cardiac, stroke and trauma care on the East End.

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 all-payer data from 15 states.

According to Healthgrades, variation in hospital quality can have a significant impact on the quality of care a patient receives. From 2016 through 2018, patients treated at hospitals receiving the joint replacement specialty excellence award have, on average nearly a 60% lower risk of a complication while in the hospital.

See the complete Healthgrades’ “2020 Report to the Nation” and detailed study methodology here.

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