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Beebe Healthcare’s Orthopaedic Services Ties for Second in Becker's Top 36 Hospitals for Lowest Hip and Knee Replacement Readmission Rates

Beebe Healthcare is proud to be recognized by Becker's Healthcare Infection Control & Clinical Quality as being among 36 hospitals with the lowest 30-day readmission rates for hip and knee replacement surgery, according to data from CMS. In addition to being listed with these high-quality hospitals, Beebe's rate tied for second in the nation.

According to Becker’s, information was gathered from Hospital Compare for dates from July 2012 through June 2015. All of the hospitals on the list have a readmission rate for hip and knee replacement of 3.4 or lower. The national average readmission rate for those procedures is 4.6. Beebe's readmission rate during this time frame was 2.9.

“The Orthopaedic Services team at Beebe Healthcare focuses on the needs of their patients throughout the healthcare continuum,” said Joseph T. DeRanieri, DM, MSN, RN, BCECR, Executive Director of Orthopaedic Services at Beebe Healthcare. “We feel our integrated approach to care from surgery, to Beebe Home Care Services and Beebe Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation, contributes to the success of the patient. This collaboration of efforts is showcased through our low readmission rates.”

People throughout Sussex County have regained their strength and mobility thanks to the care and treatment that Beebe’s Orthopaedic Services provides. Thousands of people are able to fully enjoy life with new hips and knees. An untold number of summer visitors and residents have been treated in Beebe’s Emergency Department by orthopaedic surgeons following accidents and injuries where bones have been broken or dislocated and soft tissue has been torn.

For more information about Orthopaedic Services at Beebe, call Carrie Snyder, Orthopaedics Nurse Navigator, at (844) 316-3332, or go to:

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Shown above (left to right) are: Amy Fuller, CNA; Natalie Heller, OTA; Cindy Canevari, PTA; Melissa Heldreth, RN, Orthopaedic Service Line Coordinator; Lisa Meade, RN, Utilization Review; Ivory Odums, CNA; Jaime Bradley, RN; Ellen Faber, RN, Beebe Home Care Services Liaison; Dr. Joe DeRanieri, Executive Director of Orthopaedic Service Line; Regina Newell, Nurse Manager, Orthopaedic Services; Jennifer Wingate, RN; Pam Prettyman, CAN; Lisa Kelshaw, Discharge Planner; Jessica Glass, PTA; Megan Draper, RN; and Theresa Lynch, RN.

Beebe Healthcare is a not-for-profit community healthcare system with a charitable mission to encourage healthy living, prevent illness, and restore optimal health for the people residing, working, or visiting in the communities we serve. It offers services throughout Southern Delaware for residents and visitors, including a 210-licensed-bed hospital, a cancer treatment center, and outpatient facilities providing walk-in care, lab, imaging, and physical rehabilitation services. For more information, please visit us online at