Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation is among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery, according to research released by Healthgrades, the leading marketplace connecting doctors and patients. The achievement reflects ECMC’s outstanding clinical outcomes for orthopedic surgery, and puts ECMC in the top five percent of hospitals nationwide for overall orthopedic services. The hospital also received the 2023 Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™, a Five-Star rating in Total Knee Replacement in 2022 and 2023, a Five-Star rating for Hip Fracture Treatment for 13 consecutive years (2011-2023), and a 2023 Five-Star Distinction in Total Hip Replacement.

Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, ECMC President and CEO, says, “As a leader in orthopedic care in Western New York, ECMC has now achieved the Healthgrades designation as being among America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery. This highly regarded national survey affirms that some of the best orthopedic care in the nation is right here in our hometown at ECMC. We are extremely proud of our doctors, nurses, and support staff who care for our orthopedic patients every day, providing them with national best-in-class orthopedic care.”

Dr. Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades says, “We commend ECMC for their ongoing commitment to providing high-quality care to patients undergoing orthopedic surgery.”

Healthgrades evaluates patient mortality and complication rates for 31 of the most common conditions and procedures at nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide to identify the top-performing hospitals for specialty care. From 2019-2021, patients treated at hospitals receiving the America’s Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award have, on average, a 41.6% lower risk of experiencing a complication while in the hospital than those treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. Learn more about orthopedic care at ECMC at