The Silicon Valley Joint Replacement Center (SVJRC) at Good Samaritan Hospital is proud to announce its five-star rating for the Outpatient Total Knee Replacement by Healthgrades, an independent healthcare research firm. This outstanding achievement ranks the SVJRC in the top 15 percent nationwide for its exemplary outpatient total knee replacement program and among the top 15 hospitals in California.

“Through a culture of collaboration, ownership, surgical techniques, state-of-the-art technology and personalized care plans, the SVJRC has successfully helped thousands of patients regain mobility and improve their quality of life,” said Tomi Ryba, President and CEO of Good Samaritan Hospital.

The SVJRC focuses on delivering safe and effective care in an outpatient setting, laying a foundation that allows patients to recover comfortably in the familiar environment of their own homes. To ensure a smooth and successful recovery, patients receive comprehensive, pre-operative education, coordinated care, anesthesia-led preoperative screening, multimodal pain management strategies, and diligent post-operative availability. The program also implements robust patient support services across the continuum of care.

Since 2011, this cohesive approach has allowed the program to optimize long-term outcomes and support patients through their joint replacement recovery journey.

“This rating is a testament to the dedication, expertise and compassion of our healthcare professionals who strive to provide an exceptional, repeatable patient experience for every patient, every time,” said Daniel Mendoza, Orthopedic and Spine Coordinator.

To determine the rating, Healthgrades analyzed patient outcomes from 2019 to 2021 at short-term acute care hospitals throughout the country that offer joint replacement on an outpatient basis.

The analysis revealed significant variation in patient outcomes between one- and five-star hospitals during the three-year study. For example, patients undergoing outpatient knee replacement at five-star rated hospitals have, on average, a 76.2 percent lower risk of experiencing a complication than patients treated at hospitals with one-star ratings. Patients having the replacement at one-star rated hospitals are more than four times as likely to experience one or more complications than patients treated at five-star rated hospitals.

Achieving recognition as a top performer in the country underscores SVJRC’s dedication to continuously raising the bar in the delivery of high-quality care. In addition to this award, SVJRC is also the recipient of the Joint Commission Gold Seal for nationally recognized hip and knee replacement.