49 Hospitals With the Lowest Postoperative Blood Clot Rates

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Here is a list of 49 hospitals with the lowest rates of serious blood clots after surgery as reported in CMS' Hospital Compare database. The serious blood clot rate is based on an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality patient safety indicator — postoperative pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis rate. The rate is the number of postoperative serious blood clots per 1,000 surgical discharges from July 2009 through June 2011.

Note: Hospitals with the same rates are listed according to provider number.

1. Exeter (N.H.) Hospital — 0.97
2. Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Medical Center — 1.03
3. Thibodaux (La.) Regional Medical Center — 1.21
4. Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (Torrington, Conn.) — 1.24
5. St. Helena (Calif.) Hospital — 1.26
6. Kaiser Foundation Hospital Fremont/Hayward (Calif.) — 1.33
7. University Medical Center (Lubbock, Texas) — 1.36
8. Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids, Minn.) — 1.37
8. Nebraska Heart Hospital (Lincoln) — 1.37
10. Oklahoma Heart Hospital (Oklahoma City) — 1.39
11. Presence Covenant Medical Center* (Urbana, Ill.) — 1.4
12. Jennie Edmundson Hospital (Council Bluffs, Iowa) — 1.41
13. Baptist Health Medical Center-North Little Rock (Ark.) — 1.42
13. Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center (Mishawaka, Ind.) — 1.42
15. Bakersfield (Calif.) Memorial Hospital — 1.45
15. St. David's Medical Center (Austin, Texas) — 1.45
17. Oro Valley (Ariz.) Hospital — 1.46
18. Southeast Alabama Medical Center (Dothan) — 1.47
19. Kaiser Foundation Hospital-Los Angeles — 1.49
20. Oklahoma Surgical Hospital (Tulsa) — 1.55
21. Mercy Medical Center-Sioux City (Iowa) — 1.56
21. Alpena (Mich.) Regional Medical Center — 1.56
23. Marietta (Ohio) Memorial Hospital — 1.57
24. PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center (Bellingham, Wash.) — 1.59
25. Jersey City (N.J.) Medical Center — 1.6
25. Williamsport (Pa.) Regional Medical Center — 1.6
27. Billings (Mont.) Clinic Hospital — 1.61
28. Mercy Medical Center Redding (Calif.) — 1.62
29. Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, Calif.) — 1.63
29. The Medical Center (Columbus, Ga.) — 1.63
29. Wyoming Medical Center (Casper) — 1.63
32. Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa (Calif.) — 1.66
32. Western Pennsylvania Hospital (Pittsburgh) — 1.66
34. Memorial Hospital of Carbondale (Ill.) — 1.67
34. St. Mary's Regional Medical Center (Enid, Okla.) — 1.67
36. The Indiana Heart Hospital (Indianapolis) — 1.68
37. Parrish Medical Center (Titusville, Fla.) — 1.69
37. Franciscan St. Francis Health-Mooresville (Ind.) — 1.69
39. Spalding Regional Medical Center (Griffin, Ga.) — 1.7
40. St. Elizabeth Medical Center North (Covington, Ky.) — 1.72
41. Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital (Lafayette) — 1.73
42. Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa (Mason City) — 1.74
43. Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota (Sioux Falls) — 1.75
44. Valley View Hospital (Glenwood Springs, Colo.) — 1.76
45. Deborah Heart and Lung Center (Browns Mills, N.J.) — 1.77
46. Northwest Arkansas Hospitals (Springdale) — 1.78
46. Medical Center of South Arkansas (El Dorado) — 1.78
46. Our Lady of Lourdes Memorial Hospital (Binghamton, N.Y.) — 1.78
46. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center (Spokane, Wash.) — 1.78

*Presence Covenant Medical Center submitted data under its previous name, Provena Covenant Medical Center-Urbana.

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