News | Published January 10, 2012

Award - Winning Care at Mount Nittany

Mount Nittany Medical Center is a recipient of the Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for the 4th consecutive year, ranking them among the top 5 percent in the nation.

HealthGrades®, the nation's leading, most trusted, independent source of physician information and hospital quality ratings, recently designated Mount Nittany Medical Center a recipient of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ and Spine Surgery Excellence Award™, ranking them in the top 10 percent in the nation. In addition, the Medical Center was ranked among America's 100 Best Specialty Care for Joint Replacement Surgery and Spine Surgery.

A HealthGrades report found that patients treated at 5-star rated hospitals experience a 73 percent lower risk of mortality and a 63 percent lower risk of complications compared to 1-star rated hospitals."Choosing a hospital can be a life or death decision. With our commitment to providing top-quality care, Mount Nittany ensures our physicians and staff members are informed in research and development in their specialty," said Linda Kuhlman, RN, MSN, vice president of professional and clinical services.

"Earning this distinction from HealthGrades helps to assure our patients that they can trust their care to Mount Nittany, and it also helps that community members can receive the care they need close to home."

"At Mount Nittany, our mission is to keep expanding our services and expertise so that we can continue to provide quality care to our patients. That's why we are extremely honored by the national-level recognition our orthopedics program has received from HealthGrades," said Kuhlman.