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Jun 17, 2010 2:35 PM by Carina Corral

Arroyo Grande Hospital receives five stars for orthopedics program

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is honored with two prestigious awards for its joint replacement program.

A ceremony was held Wednesday night to present the hospital with a five star rating, the highest possible, from HealthGrades.

It is the seventh year in a row the hospital received five stars.

"When it comes to joint replacements, Arroyo Grande has some of the lowest infections rates in the nation"' said Ashley Lemon of HealthGrades. "The hospital should be proud of this accomplishment for their Ortho Program. Their patients have excellent outcomes."

Arroyo Grande Hospital also received a 2009 Blue Distinction Award from Blue Cross-Blue Shield for its knee and hip replacement program.

The hospital claims to perform more total joint replacements than any other hospital in San Luis Obispo County.


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