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Saint Francis Receives National Recognition for Hip Replacement

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Hospital receives nine total awards from Healthgrades, including top 10 percent nationwide for pulmonary care

SAN FRANCISCO (Oct. 22, 2019)Dignity Health Saint Francis Memorial Hospital has received 5-star recognition for the quality of its total hip replacement procedures for the sixth year in a row from Healthgrades, the leading online resource for information about physicians and hospitals. In total, Healthgrades recognized Saint Francis with nine awards in the areas of orthopedics, neurosciences, pulmonary care, gastrointestinal care, and critical care.

“We are so pleased to be recognized once again by Healthgrades for providing exceptional care to our community,” said David Klein, MD, MBA, president and CEO, Saint Francis Memorial Hospital. “The awards for orthopedics in particular illustrate our long-standing commitment to exemplary, comprehensive orthopedic care. Our staff and caregivers are dedicated to excellence in all the services we provide.”

This achievement is part of the Healthgrades 2020 Report to the Nation, which underscores the importance of hospital quality to both consumers and hospital leaders. 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 additionally analyzes outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 states.

Saint Francis Memorial Hospital received five-star awards for treatment of hip fracture, stroke, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), esophageal/stomach surgeries, GI bleed, 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.

The hospital also received the Healthgrades 2020 Pulmonary Care Excellence Award and was named among the top 10 percent of hospitals in the nation for overall pulmonary services.

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

  • Top 10 Percent in the Nation
  • Overall Pulmonary Services, 2020

5-Star Ratings

  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, 2019-2020
  • Esophageal/stomach Surgeries, 2018-2020
  • GI Bleed, 2020
  • Heart Failure, 2019
  • Hip Fracture, 2020
  • Hip Replacement, 2015-2020
  • Sepsis, 2019-2020
  • Stroke, 2018-2020

Excellence Awards

  • Pulmonary Care Excellence, 2020

About the Report

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 evaluated outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 15 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 (s)tatistically significantly better than expected, 3-star (not statistically different from expected) and 1-star (s)tatistically significantly worse than expected categories. View the full list of Specialty Excellence AwardTM recipients here. The complete Healthgrades 2020 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 healthcare in San Francisco for more than 100 years. Located atop Nob Hill in San Francisco, Saint Francis is home to the Bothin Burn Center—the largest in Northern California—as well as the Saint Francis Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute, and the Gender 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 22, 2019

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