Once Again Named #1

Orthopaedic services including joint replacements and Spine Surgery services at River Oaks Hospital have once again been ranked among the top five percent in the nation and the best in Mississippi by a new study released today by HealthGrades, the leading independent health care ratings organization. The HealthGrades study evaluates objective patient outcomes in the nation's 5,000 hospitals. River Oaks Hospital is proud to be recognized as a quality leader for these specialties not only in the Jackson market, but throughout the country.

River Oaks Hospital was also rated 5-star for total knee replacement, total hip replacement, back and neck surgery without spinal fusion, and spinal fusion surgeries.River Oaks Hospital is the only hospital in Mississippi to be a repeat-recipient of HealthGrades Specialty Excellence Awards™ for:

  • Spine Surgery Excellence Award™ - three consecutive years
  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ - two consecutive years
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Excellence Award™ - two consecutive years

HealthGrades' hospital ratings and awards reflect the track record of patient outcomes at hospitals in the form of mortality and complication rates. HealthGrades rates hospitals independently based on data that hospitals submit to the federal government. No hospital can opt in or out of being rated, and no hospital pays to be rated.

For 28 procedures and treatments, HealthGrades issues star ratings that reflect the mortality and complication rates for each category of care. Hospitals receiving a 5-star rating have mortality or complication rates that are below the national average, to a statistically significant degree. A 3-star rating means the hospital performs as expected. One-star ratings indicate the hospital's mortality or complication rates in that procedure or treatment are statistically higher than average. Because the risk profiles of patient populations at hospitals are not alike, HealthGrades risk-adjusts the data to allow for apples-to-apples comparisons.