Local hospital receives high marks in study

Paris – A new study finds Paris Regional Medical Center in the top five percent in the nation for orthopedics and spinal surgery for 2011.

The comprehensive annual study was released by HealthGrades, a leading independent health care ratings organization.

In Texas alone, PRMC was ranked number two for overall orthopedic services and number eight for spinal surgery.

The HealthGrades study analyzes the nation's 5,000 hospitals and tens of millions of patients' outcomes; specifically, mortality and complication rates.