Truven names its top 50 cardiovascular hospitals

Truven Health Analytics published its list of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals based on its analysis of clinical outcomes.

This year’s top 50 chalked up higher inpatient survival rates, lower readmission rates and savings as high as $4,000 for each bypass patient, according to Truven. Compared with their peers, the selected hospitals had survival rates that ranged from 19 to 30 percent higher and readmission rates between 0.4 to 0.9 percent lower.

Thirty-nine of the 50 hospitals hailed from within larger hospital systems, which Truven proposed allowed them to coordinate care and integrate best practices to achieve better outcomes.

Better care also has helped lower costs. The analysis showed that the 50 hospitals spent $1,400 less on each admitted MI case and $4,000 less per bypass. MI, heart failure and angioplasty patients were discharged a half day earlier compared with peer hospitals and bypass patients one day earlier.

Overall the winners created savings of $1 billion along with 9,500 additional lives saved and 3,000 complication-free bypass and angioplasty procedures.

Truven analysts used Medicare data and risk-adjusted scoring methods to compile the list. Hospitals are not ranked and are divided into one of three groups. Here are the top 50 by groupings:

Teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs

  • Baylor Scott & White Hospital – Temple, Texas
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston
  • Broward Health Medical Center – Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown -- Atlanta
  • Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital – Sayre, Penn.
  • Kettering Medical Center – Kettering, Ohio
  • Lankenau Medical Center – Wynnewood, Penn.
  • Mayo Clinic - Saint Mary's Hospital – Rochester, Minn.
  • Mayo Clinic Hospital – Phoenix
  • Miami Valley Hospital – Dayton, Ohio
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center – Miami Beach, Fla.
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center – Camden, N.J.
  • Riverside Medical Center – Kankakee, Ill.
  • Scripps Green Hospital – La Jolla, Calif.
  • The Christ Hospital Health Network – Cincinnati

Teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs

  • Banner Boswell Medical Center – Sun City, Ariz.
  • Decatur Memorial Hospital – Decatur, Ill.
  • Genesis Medical Center – Davenport, Iowa
  • JFK Medical Center – Atlantis, Fla.
  • MacNeal Hospital – Berwyn, Ill.
  • Memorial Regional Hospital – Hollywood, Fla.
  • Mission Hospital – Asheville, N.C.
  • Mount Auburn Hospital – Cambridge, Mass.
  • Phoenix Baptist Hospital – Phoenix
  • Saint Thomas West Hospital – Nashville, Tenn.
  • St. Cloud Hospital – St. Cloud, Minn.
  • St. Elizabeth's Hospital – Belleville, Ill.
  • St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center – Phoenix
  • St. Luke's Boise Medical Center – Boise, Idaho
  • St. Luke's Hospital – Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • St. Mark's Hospital – Salt Lake City, Utah
  • St. Vincent Healthcare – Billings, Mont.
  • Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento – Sacramento, Calif.
  • Tucson Medical Center – Tucson, Ariz.
  • Virginia Hospital Center – Arlington, Va.

Community hospitals

  • Aurora BayCare Medical Center – Green Bay, Wisc.
  • Banner Heart Hospital – Mesa, Ariz.
  • Catholic Medical Center – Manchester, N.H.
  • Lawnwood Regional Medical Center & Heart Institute – Fort Pierce, Fla.
  • Mercy Hospital – Coon Rapids, Minn.
  • Mercy Hospital Anderson – Cincinnati
  • Northwest Medical Center – Margate, Fla.
  • Oklahoma Heart Hospital – Oklahoma City, Okla.
  • Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center – Torrance, Calif.
  • Salem Hospital – Salem, Ore.
  • Shasta Regional Medical Center – Redding, Calif.
  • St. David's Medical Center – Austin, Texas
  • St. Patrick Hospital – Missoula, Mont.
  • Stormont-Vail HealthCare – Topeka, Kan.
  • Venice Regional Bayfront Health – Venice, Fla.