IBM Watson Health names top 50 cardiovascular hospitals

IBM Watson Health released the top 50 hospitals for cardiovascular care Nov. 5.

To determine which hospitals made the list, IBM Watson Health researchers analyzed Medicare cost reports and provider analysis from 2016 and 2017 and CMS data published during the second quarter of 2018.

Hospitals were also scored on a number of performance-based areas, including risk-adjusted mortality, 30-day readmission rates and CMS 30-day episode payment measures, among others. Hospitals named to this year's list saw higher inpatient survival rates, fewer complications, shorter lengths of stay, lower costs and lower readmission rates.

Here are IBM Watson Health's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals, grouped into three categories:

Teaching hospitals with cardiovascular residency programs

Duke Regional Hospital (Durham, N.C.)
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center (Burlington, Mass.)
Maimonides Medical Center (New York City)
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus (Rochester, Minn.)
McLaren Macomb Hospital (Mount Clemens, Mich.)
NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn (N.Y.) Methodist Hospital
NewYork-Presbyterian Queens Hospital (New York City)
NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio)
Rhode Island Hospital (Providence)
Southside Hospital (Bay Shore, N.Y.)
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
Tulane Medical Center (New Orleans)
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

Teaching hospitals without cardiovascular residency programs

Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital
Centra Health (Lynchburg, Va.)
Central Maine Medical Center (Lewiston)
Cone Health (Greensboro, N.C.)
Decatur (Ill.) Memorial Hospital
Grand Strand Medical Center (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
Holston Valley Medical Center (Kingsport, Tenn.)
HealthPark Medical Center (Fort Myers, Fla.)
MacNeal Hospital (Berwyn, Ill.)
Mission Hospital (Asheville, N.C.)
PIH Health Hospital-Whittier (Calif.)
Sacred Heart Hospital (Pensacola, Fla.)
Saint Thomas West Hospital (Nashville, Tenn.)
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital (Ann Arbor, Mich.)
St. Luke's Boise (Idaho) Medical Center

Community hospitals

Bellin Health (Green Bay, Wis.)
Carolinas Medical Center Mercy-Pineville (Charlotte, N.C.)
Doylestown (Pa.) Hospital
Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center (Knoxville, Tenn.)
Longview (Texas) Regional Medical Center
Mary Washington Hospital (Fredericksburg, Va.)
McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital (Petoskey, Mich.)
Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge (Tenn.)
Oklahoma Heart Hospital North Campus (Oklahoma City)
Presbyterian Hospital (Albuquerque, N.M.)
Reid Health (Richmond, Ind.)
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center (Reno, Nev.)
Salem (Ore.) Hospital
Shannon Medical Center (San Angelo, Texas)
Shasta Regional Medical Center (Redding, Calif.)
St. David's Medical Center (Austin, Texas)
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana (Indianapolis)
UNC Rex Healthcare (Raleigh, N.C.)
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (Towson, Md.)
Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point (N.C.) Medical Center

To access the full list, click here.

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