Montrose Memorial Hospital Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

Montrose Memorial Hospital Ranked High Performing Hospital for Knee Replacement by U.S. News & World Report

MONTROSE, CO: According to U.S. News & World Report, one of the best places to receive a knee replacement surgery is right here in Montrose.

The evaluation included 4,500 hospitals across the United States. The analysis looked at data measures including preventing complications after knee replacement, preventing prolonged hospitalizations, preventing infections after knee replacements, the number of patients and the patient’s experience.

“I’m proud of our community’s excellent Orthopaedic surgeons and the hard-working Surgical Services & Joint Replacement Therapy staff who have made this high ranking possible,” said Steve Hannah, MHA, CEO of Montrose Memorial Hospital. “In addition to the feedback we receive from patients, this recognition is another confirmation that our Friends & Family are receiving the skilled and compassionate care they deserve during their surgical procedures.”

The methodology used to measure patient experience is based on publicly reported data found at As printed in U.S. News, an overall rating of high performing indicates a hospital was significantly better than the national average in a given procedure or condition. While evaluating the procedure of knee replacements, 10 to 20 percent of the evaluated hospitals typically fell into the high performing tier and another 10 to 20 percent were rated below average.

Montrose Memorial Hospital performed 193 Joint Replacements in 2016. The Joint Replacement program includes an educational class prior to surgery where patients meet others who will also be receiving similar surgery and therapy. The class includes information about the patients’ procedures and what to expect during their hospital stay.

According to U.S. News, hospitals in the United States will admit an estimated 33 million patients in the next 12 months, with more than 1 million having a knee or hip replaced.

For more information about the Joint Replacement program, please call (970) 252-2974.