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P&S Surgical Hospital recently received several national accolades from Healthgrades: the 2017 Healthgrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award, a five-star rating for total knee replacements, and a five-star rating for total hip replacements.


P&S is recognized in the nation’s top 10 percent for joint replacements, which means hospital patients experience a lower risk for complications. A five-star rating indicates that P&S Surgical Hospital clinical outcomes are statistically and significantly better than expected when treating the condition or conducting the procedure being evaluated. P&S has achieved the total knee replacement five-star rating since 2010.


These achievements were released in the Healthgrades 2017 Report to the Nation, which demonstrates how clinical performance continues to differ dramatically among hospitals both nationally and regionally.


The awards represent P&S Surgical Hospital’s commitment to superior surgical outcomes, said Linda S. Holyfield, the hospital’s president and CEO.


“We continue to innovate so that our patients can experience the most advanced surgical care. I am proud of our physicians and medical staff who work to ensure our hospital delivers outstanding healthcare to northeast Louisiana.”


One such innovation is the hospital’s robotic knee and hip technology. P&S Surgical Hospital is the region’s first to offer MAKOplasty partial knee resurfacing and total hip replacement procedures. The RIO Robotic Arm Interactive Orthopedic System is a surgeon-controlled robotic arm system that enables accurate alignment and placement of implants. This precise and minimally invasive approach means patients will potentially experience less pain, quicker recovery, and a more natural fitting knee and hip.


About the study:


For its analysis, Healthgrades evaluated approximately 45 million Medicare inpatient records for nearly 4,500 short-term acute care hospitals nationwide, assessing hospital performance relative to each of 32 common conditions and procedures, as well as an evaluation of comparative outcomes in appendectomy and bariatric surgery using all-payer data provided by 18 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 2017 Report to the Nation and detailed study methodology, can be found at


P&S Surgical Hospital is a joint venture among physician specialists and St. Francis Medical Center.