Bronson Battle Creek Receives Five-Star Rating in Total Knee Replacement
In the Hospital Quality Outcomes 2014: Healthgrades Report to the Nation, Bronson Battle Creek (BBC) received a 5-star rating in total knee replacement for in-hospital patients. Healthgrades, an online resource for information about physicians and hospitals, objectively measures hospital quality based on the number of patients who experienced complications or died as a result of the procedure. It designates hospitals with 5-stars (better than expected), 3-stars (as expected) or 1-star (worse than expected). The national average for total knee replacement complications was 3-stars and BBC did better than predicted.