Parham Doctors' Hospital
November 21, 2017

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Richmond, VA (Nov. 21 2017) – Parham Doctors’ Hospital, a campus of Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, has received the Healthgrades 2018 America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic SurgeryTM and Joint ReplacementTM Awards.

These distinctions put Parham Doctors’ Hospital in the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its superior clinical performance in orthopedic surgery and joint replacement.

“We are proud to be recognized by Healthgrades as a Top 100 Hospital for the second year in a row,” said David Donaldson, chief executive officer of Parham Doctors’ Hospital. “This achievement confirms our orthopedic program’s commitment to provide our patients with high-quality outcomes and patient-centered care. I want to commend our dedicated team of physicians, nurses and staff for their hard work in making this national recognition possible.”

This achievement is part of findings released by Healthgrades and are featured in their annual Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation.

The Orthopedic Hospital at Parham Doctors’ Hospital is an established leader in orthopedic and spine care, and continues to lead the industry by adopting the latest technologies for patient care. In May of 2017, Parham Doctors’ Hospital was announced as the first hospital in Central Virginia to add the Mazor X surgical assurance platform to its award-winning program.

With the expansion of Parham Doctors’ Hospitals spine program, more focus has been placed on the use of minimally invasive techniques, which is where the Mazor X™ technology can deliver its greatest value to patients. Minimally invasive techniques can mean less pain, less blood loss, smaller incisions, shorter hospitalizations and shorter recovery time for patients.

“Many consumers believe that hospital quality is standardized, though the reality is that clinical quality and outcomes at hospitals vary widely across the country,” said Brad Bowman, M.D., Healthgrades, chief medical officer. “The hospitals that have achieved the Healthgrades America’s 100 Best Hospitals for orthopedic surgery distinction have demonstrated a commitment to exceptional quality of care and can distinguish themselves to consumers seeking care at high-quality facilities.”

Parham Doctors’ Hospital has received eight total 2018 Healthgrades orthopedic recognitions, which include the following: America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award, Joint Replacement Excellence Award, Five-Star Recipient for Total Knee Replacement for seven years in a row, Five-Star Recipient for Total Hip Replacement for thirteen years in a row, Five-Star Recipient for Hip Fracture Treatment for seven years in a row, and Five-Star Recipient for Back Surgery™.

For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluate outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 17 states. 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) categories. The complete Healthgrades 2018 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2014 through 2016 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.

About HCA Virginia

As the commonwealth’s most comprehensive provider network, HCA Virginia Health System operates 14 hospitals, 29 outpatient centers, five freestanding emergency rooms, and two urgent care centers and is affiliated with 3,000 physicians. It is one of Virginia’s largest employers, provides $251.6 million in uncompensated care and pays $82.3 million in state and local taxes each year. HCA Virginia includes five imaging centers, three outpatient surgery centers, four freestanding emergency rooms, and seven hospitals – Chippenham, Henrico Doctors’, John Randolph, Johnston-Willis, Parham Doctors’, Retreat Doctors’, and Spotsylvania Regional.