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Saint Francis Memorial Hospital Receives National Recognition for Hip Replacement for 5 Straight Years

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Hospital receives 6 total awards from Healthgrades, including honors for cardiac and stroke care

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 23, 2018) – Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has received 5-star recognition for the quality of its total hip replacement procedures for the fifth year in a row from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. Saint Francis also received five-star awards for treatment of stroke, cardiac care, pulmonary services, gastrointestinal care, and critical care.   

“Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has long been a leader in orthopedic care, and we are proud of this recognition from Healthgrades,” said David Klein, MD, MBA, president, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. “We are committed to providing high-quality care in all the services throughout the hospital, and we are honored to take care of the San Francisco community.”

This achievement is part of new findings and data featured in the Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation. The new report demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically between hospitals regionally and nationally. Every year, Healthgrades evaluates hospital performance at almost 4,500 hospitals nationwide for 32 of the most common inpatient procedures and conditions.

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital received five-star awards for treatment of heart failure, stroke, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Esophageal/Stomach Surgeries, and sepsis. A five-star rating indicates that Saint Francis Memorial Hospital’s clinical outcomes are statistically significantly better than expected when treating the condition or performing the procedure being evaluated. 

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has received several recognitions from Healthgrades, including:

5-Star Ratings

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2019
  • Esophageal/stomach Surgeries, 2018-2019
  • Heart Failure, 2019
  • Hip Replacement, 2015-2019
  • Sepsis, 2019
  • Stroke, 2018-2019

About the Report
For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for almost 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide to assess hospital performance in 32 common conditions and procedures, and evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states and the District of Columbia. 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 (s)tatistically significantly better than expected, 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (s)tatistically significantly worse than expected categories. The complete Healthgrades 2019 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology can be found at

About Saint Francis Memorial Hospital 
Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital is an accredited, not-for-profit community hospital that has been providing exceptional health care in San Francisco for more than 100 years. Located atop Nob Hill, near downtown San Francisco, Saint Francis is home to the Bothin Burn Center, the largest in Northern California, and the Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute. With its close proximity to downtown San Francisco, Saint Francis also specializes in Occupational Health and Emergency Medicine. Saint Francis has been designated as a Blue Distinction Center for Spine and Hip/Knee Replacement Surgery and is a Certified Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. For more information, call (415) 353-6000 or visit

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

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