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.