50 top cardiovascular hospitals for 2020, ranked by IBM Watson Health

IBM Watson Health released its annual 50 top cardiovascular hospitals ranking in November recognizing the top-performing U.S. hospitals for this service line. 

To determine the hospitals included on the list, IBM Watson Health researchers evaluated hospitals using data from the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data set; CMS Hospital Compare data set; and Medicare cost reports. Read more about the methodology here

Compared with other cardiovascular hospitals, the hospitals on this year's list had better results on several clinical and operational benchmarks, including higher inpatient survival rates, fewer patients with complications, lower readmission rates and lower costs per patient case, according to IBM Watson Health. 

Below are the 50 hospitals on this year's list. The hospitals are listed by category. 

Teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs 

Beaumont Hospital (Troy, Mich.) 

Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital (Sayre, Pa.) 

Huntington Hospital (Pasadena, Calif.) 

Kettering (Ohio) Medical Center 

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (Burlington, Mass.) 

Lankenau Medical Center (Wynnwood, Pa.) 

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus (Rochester, Minn.) 

OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio) 

St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital 

Summa Akron City Hospital (Akron, Ohio) 

UAB Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.) 

UNC Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, N.C.) 

University Hospital (Madison, Wis.) 

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital (Camden, N.J.) 

WakeMed Raleigh (N.C.) Campus 


Teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs 

Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital 

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Hillcrest (Waco, Texas) 

Christus St. Michael Health System (Texarkana, Texas) 

Halifax Health Medical Center (Daytona Beach, Fla.) 

HealthPark Medical Center (Fort Myers, Fla.) 

Holston Valley Medical Center (Kingsport, Tenn.) 

MacNeal Health (Berwyn, Ill.) 

Mercy General Hospital (Sacramento, Calif.) 

MercyOne Des Moines (Iowa) Medical Center

Mission Hospital (Asheville, N.C.) 

MultiCare Tacoma (Wash.) General Hospital  

North Mississippi Medical Center (Tupelo) 

PIH Health Hospital-Whittier (Calif.) 

Sacred Heart Hospital (Pensacola, Fla.) 

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (Mich.) 


Community hospitals

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (Medford, Ore.) 

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Round Rock (Texas) 

Bellin Health (Green Bay, Wis.) 

Carolinas Medical Center Mercy-Pineville (Charlotte, N.C.) 

Columbus (Ind.) Regional Hospital 

Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital 

Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center (Idaho Falls) 

Harlingen (Texas) Medical Center 

Mary Washington Hospital (Fredericksburg, Va.) 

McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital (Petoskey) 

Saint David's Medical Center (Austin, Texas) 

Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center (Reno, Nev.) 

Saint Vincent Heart Center of Indiana (Indianapolis

San Antonio Regional Hospital (Upland, Calif.) 

Salem (Ore.) Hospital 

Sentara RMH Medical Center (Harrisonburg, Va.) 

Shasta Regional Medical Center (Redding, Calif.) 

Thibodaux (La.) Regional Medical Center

University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical CEnter (Towson) 

Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point (N.C.) Medical Center 



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