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St. Francis Named One of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement and Orthopedic Surgery

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System has been named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for joint replacement and orthopedic surgery in 2012.  This designation comes from HealthGrades, one of the nation’s most trusted, independent sources in hospital quality ratings.

“This honor for our orthopedics program is a team achievement. Everyone involved, from pre-admission to the surgeon and operating room staff, to nursing and those who provide rehabilitation, all hold themselves accountable to deliver the best outcome for every patient, every time,” says Mark Nantz, Chief Executive Officer, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. “This is about continually raising our standard of quality.”     

“Patients today have a wide array of options when it comes to choosing a health care provider,” offers Kerry Hicks, HealthGrades chief executive officer. “We commend Bon Secours St. Francis Health System for delivery of superior orthopedic quality in Upstate South Carolina.”

Based on rigorous standards and research, HealthGrades has honored Bon Secours St. Francis with the following designations in overall orthopedic services: 

  • One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement™  in 2012
  • One of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery™  in 2012
  • HealthGrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ for two years in a Row (2011 – 2012)
  • Top 5% in the Nation for Joint Replacement  two years in a Row (2011-2012)
  • Ranked #1 in SC for Overall Orthopedic Services in 2012
  • Five-Star Rated for Joint Replacement for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Knee Replacement for 10 Years in a Row (2003-2012)
  • Five-Star Rated for Total Hip Replacement in for two years in a Row (2011 – 2012)


“Our commitment to delivering quality is not an option. It is imperative to our mission of ‘good help to those in need’ – it is who we are and why we are here,” offers Bill Munley, Vice President of Orthopedics and Professional Services, Bon Secours St. Francis Health System. 

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