Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center received high marks this year for joint and total knee replacements and for gastrointestinal procedures and surgeries in a recent report released by Healthgrades, an independent source for physician information and hospital quality ratings.
For some other procedures, the hospital has gotten top honors for more than a year.
Providence has received high marks for coronary bypass surgery the past three years, according to the report.
And the hospital has gotten top honors for spine surgery for two years in row and for back-and-neck surgery the past three years.
Also new this year, Providence garnered high marks for treatment of diabetic acidosis and coma, the report states.
Michael Rembis, the chief executive at Providence, said the report provides vital information to the community.
“It’s valid and important to have a third party that has no relations with the hospital to provide this type of analysis,” he said.