News | Published May 27, 2010

Joint Replacement Program at Mount Nittany Ranked Number One in PA; National Study of Patient Outcomes Puts Mount Nittany in the Top 5%

Mount Nittany Medical Center has been ranked in the top 5% of the nation for joint replacement and is a recipient of the HealthGrades Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ for orthopedic joint replacement care. Mount Nittany is also ranked number one in the state of Pennsylvania for joint replacement based on a recent study by HealthGrades, the leading independent health care ratings organization. The HealthGrades study evaluates objective patient outcomes in the nation’s 5,000 hospitals. On Friday, May 21, the Medical Center was also recognized with a Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award and Spine Surgery Excellence Award.
In addition, Mount Nittany Medical Center’s orthopedic program received the highest five-star ratings from HealthGrades for overall orthopedic services, joint replacement, total knee replacement and total hip replacement.
The 2010 HealthGrades hospital ratings are posted at, HealthGrades’ public Web site.