Fresno Surgical Hospital Earns Spot on 2012 List of Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs

Local Hospital Recognized by National Healthcare Publication

Fresno Surgical Hospital (FSH) announced today it was named one of the 101 Hospitals with Great Orthopedic Programs for 2012 by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Becker’s recognizes these hospitals as leaders in orthopedic treatment. To compile the list, its editorial team analyzed data from U.S. News & World Report and Thomson Reuters, as well as the American Nurses Credentialing Center for Magnet status and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association for Blue Distinction status.

After examining rankings and accolades, the team performed additional research into each hospital and analyzed the list with industry experts. The final result is a list of 101 hospitals from across the country that have demonstrated continual innovation in orthopedic treatments and services. Additionally, the hospitals included emphasize patient-centered care.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the top orthopedic hospitals in the country,” says Kristine Kassahn, Chief Executive Officer of Fresno Surgical Hospital. “Our goal is to provide the highest quality care and best healthcare experience to our patients.”

FSH also provides a full service line dedicated to Women’s Health, Urology, General Surgery and many other inpatient and outpatient surgical procedures.

Earlier this year, Becker’s ranked FSH number 26 on the Top 50 Hospitals with Best Patient Rankings list. That list was based on data from the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS) survey, which allows patients to rate line items relating to their patient care experience. FSH’s HCAHPS score was 90 percent.

“To be consistently recognized as a top performing hospital is a testament to the dedication of our surgeons and staff,” says Kassahn. “Everyone at Fresno Surgical Hospital sets an expectation of excellence and works together to give our community the best healthcare possible.”

About Fresno Surgical Hospital

Fresno Surgical Hospital is a fully-licensed, Joint Commission-accredited hospital that delivers award-winning clinical care and patient satisfaction to patients throughout Central California. The hospital was founded in 1984 by local physicians and today serves approximately 8,200 patients annually. FSH’s non-traditional, hotel-like accommodations and commitment to quality care and patient satisfaction have led the hospital to be recognized as a top performer both in the state of California and nationally. For more information, visit


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