10 best, worst hospitals for heart attack readmissions

Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center has the lowest 30-day readmission rate for heart attacks in the country, according to CMS data.

CMS collected provider data for the hospital return days, unplanned readmissions and measures of unplanned hospital visits after outpatient procedures. Note: Data from the first and second quarters of 2020 were not reported due to the pandemic.

Here are the hospitals with the highest and lowest 30-day readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction:

Lowest rates:

1. Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center: 11

2. Christus Mother Frances Hospital (Tyler, Texas): 11.1

3. St. George (Utah) Regional Hospital: 11.2

4. Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center (Santa Fe, N.M.): 11.3

5. Kootenai Health (Coeur D'alene, Idaho): 11.4

6. Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester (Minn.): 11.5

6. Memorial Mission Hospital and Asheville (N.C.) Surgery Center: 11.5

6. McKay Dee Hospital (Ogden, Utah): 11.5

9. Sutter Roseville (Calif.) Medical Center: 11.6

10. Covenant Medical Center (Lubbock, Texas): 11.7


Highest rates:

1. Glenwood Regional Medical Center (West Monroe, La.): 17.7

2. Henry Ford Health Hospital (Detroit): 17.6

3. Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center (Toledo, Ohio): 17.5

4. Lowell (Mass.) General Hospital: 17.4

4. Beaumont Hospital Royal Oak (Mich.): 17.4

6. University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston: 17.3

7. VA Southern Arizona Healthcare System (Tucson, Ariz.): 17.1

8. Baptist Memorial Hospital DeSoto (Southaven, Miss.): 17.1

9. McLaren Flint (Mich.): 17

10. Houston Healthcare (Warner Robins, Ga.): 16.9

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