8600 Old Georgetown Road | Bethesda, MD 20814
Suburban Hospital Performs Record Number of Joint Replacements; Recognized as “High Performing” by U.S. News and World Report Rankings
Contact: Sean Liphard
; 301-896-3612 ; RLiphar1@suburbanhospital.org

Bethesda, Md., (July 17, 2013) – Suburban Hospital’s Joint Replacement Center performed a record 1,301 joint replacement procedures in FY13, exceeding projections. Suburban was also recognized recently as “high performing” in orthopedics, as well as gastroenterology and GI, in the DC metro region by the U.S. News and World Report Best Hospitals rankings.

Suburban Hospital is the only hospital in Montgomery County to achieve the Gold Seal of Approval™ by The Joint Commission for its joint replacement program. It is also one of only a few hospitals in the greater Washington, DC region to have achieved this certification by The Joint Commission. The hospital’s joint replacement program is not only the busiest in Montgomery County, but also one of the busiest in the entire state.

“These achievements are a true testament to our dedicated staff,” said J. Patrick Caulfield, M.D., medical director of the Suburban Hospital Joint Replacement Center. “Our nursing excellence at Suburban Hospital is the patient takeaway and that’s why positive community word of mouth has spread so quickly. Our patients now come to the Joint Replacement Center fully expecting superior care and that’s what they receive,” he said.

Suburban Hospital is a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine. The Johns Hopkins Hospital regained the top spot as the #1 hospital in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings, placing first in five medical specialties and in the top six in 10 others.

For more information about the Suburban Hospital Joint Replacement Center, visit suburbanhospital.org/JointCare.

About Suburban Hospital
Suburban Hospital, a member of Johns Hopkins Medicine, is a not-for-profit, community-based hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, that has served Montgomery County and the surrounding area for almost 70 years. Suburban Hospital is distinguished by a cutting-edge stroke program; level II trauma center; centers of excellence in cardiac care, orthopedics and joint replacement surgery, neurosciences and oncology; state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment tools; and affiliations with world-class institutions, including the neighboring National Institutes of Health.


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