Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center Continues to Receive Accolades for Nationally-Renowned Care, Earning Recognition as a Top 100 Hospital From Both CareChex® and Healthgrades in 2024


Fairlawn, Ohio, January 25, 2024 – Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, a physician-owned hospital system, has once again earned the distinction as one of the top 100 hospitals in the country for medical excellence and patient safety in a variety of clinical categories. This ranking is based on medical outcomes data compiled by Quantros Analytics’ CareChex® to objectively compare hospital quality.

In the Medical Excellence category, Crystal Clinic placed in the top 10% of hospitals in the nation for Overall Hospital Care, and was ranked in the top 100 hospitals in the nation and #1 in its market for:

  • Overall Surgical Care
  • Joint Replacement
  • Major Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Surgery

Crystal Clinic was also ranked as a national leader in the Patient Safety Category, receiving top 10% recognition in the areas of Overall Hospital Care and Overall Surgical Care, and as a top 100 hospital in the areas of Joint Replacement, Major Orthopaedic Surgery, Spinal Fusion and Spinal Surgery.

In addition to the 2024 quality rankings from CareChex®, Crystal Clinic was one of only two hospitals in Ohio to be named to Healthgrades’ 2024 list of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Excellence. Inclusion on this list recognizes superior clinical outcomes in knee and hip replacement.

“This national recognition from both CareChex® and Healthgrades demonstrates Crystal Clinic’s unwavering commitment to providing exceptional orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and reconstructive care, along with unsurpassed patient outcomes,” said Daniel Ferry, M.B.A., President and Chief Executive Officer of Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center. “I commend our physicians, clinicians and staff who consistently deliver our outstanding, nationally-renowned orthopaedic care to patients.”

The annual CareChex® ratings, compiled by Quantros Inc., are based on publicly available data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. CareChex® uses a peer-reviewed quality scoring system that compares inpatient quality performance across all general, acute-care, and non-federal hospitals in the country.

Crystal Clinic National Recognition

Healthgrades assesses the performance of approximately 4,500 hospitals in clinical outcomes across 32 procedures and conditions. To be considered for an award in joint replacement, a hospital must be evaluated and categorized into one of three performance categories for both total knee replacement and hip replacement. From the list of Joint Replacement Excellence Award recipients, Healthgrades further identifies the top 100 hospitals for joint replacement.


About Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center

Nationally renowned for orthopaedic care, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center is a physician-owned, orthopaedic specialty hospital system with board-certified/board-eligible surgeons, most with advanced fellowship credentials in their orthopaedic specialty, who collectively perform thousands of surgeries annually. With 17 locations throughout Northeast Ohio, including several Crystal Clinic QuickCareTM locations that provide immediate, walk-in care for sports and orthopaedic injuries, Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center is one of just four out of the 6,093 hospitals in the nation and the only one in Ohio to receive The Joint Commission certifications in total hip, total knee, total shoulder, and spinal fusion procedures. Crystal Clinic hospital system is ranked #1 in Ohio and in the top 1% in the U.S. by CareChex/Quantros Analytic’s objective review of all U.S. hospitals and health systems, with ratings for safety and overall medical excellence. Crystal Clinic has also earned the nation’s highest five-star rating in patient experience from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Crystal Clinic Plastic Surgeons, a division of Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center, are experts in treating soft tissue defects related to orthopaedic injuries and provide the entire spectrum of plastic surgery – from reconstruction to cosmetic procedures. Crystal Clinic’s highly advanced, state-of-the-art surgical hospital is one of the only kind in the world devoted exclusively to orthopaedics and plastic/reconstructive care.