Consumer Reports names Huntsville Hospital one of best in nation for knee replacement surgery

HUNTSVILLE HOSPITALHuntsville Hospital. (Eric Schultz |

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville Hospital is one of the best hospitals in the country to have knee replacement surgery, according to Consumer Reports.

Huntsville Hospital was among 128 hospitals to receive the magazine’s highest rating. It was one of just two in Alabama to make that list.

A total of 1,068 hospitals earned an average rating and 186 received the lowest rating the magazine offers, according to a news release from the hospital.

“We are very excited about this new rating and what it means for the hospital,” said Thomas Fender, the hospital’s vice president of operations for its surgical service. “Our joint program is supported by an exceptional team of nurses and surgeons, and we hope the people of north Alabama will take advantage of our close to home, excellent program.”

Consumer Reports awards its surgery ratings as part of an ongoing effort to use data to help consumers compare hospitals and make informed choices about healthcare.

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