IBM Watson names top 50 cardiovascular hospitals

Mackenzie Bean - Print  | 

IBM Watson Health released its annual study of the top 50 hospitals for cardiovascular care Nov.19.

To compile the list of top hospitals, IBM Watson Health researchers analyzed federal data from Medicare cost reports, Hospital Compare and the Medicare Provider Analysis and Review from 2015-18.

Hospitals were also scored on numerous performance measures, such as risk-adjusted mortality and 30-day readmission rates. Hospitals named to this year's list saw higher inpatient survival rates, fewer complications, lower costs per case and lower readmission rates.

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

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 (Wynnewood, Pa.)
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus (Rochester, Minn.)
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus)
St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital 
Summa Akron (Ohio) City Hospital
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.)
Holston Valley Medical Center (Kingsport, Tenn.)
Lee Memorial Hospital/HealthPark Medical Center (Fort Myers, Fla.)
MacNeal Hospital (Berwyn, Ill.)
Mercy General Hospital (Sacramento, Calif.)
MercyOne Des Moines (Iowa) Medical Center
Mission Hospital (Asheville, N.C.)
MultiCare Allenmore Hospital (Tacoma, Wash.)
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, Mich.)
Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center (Reno, Nev.)
Salem (Ore.) Hospital
San Antonio Regional Hospital (Upland, Calif.)
Sentara RMH Medical Center (Harrisonburg, Va.)
Shasta Regional Medical Center (Redding, Calif.)
St. David's Medical Center (Austin, Texas)
St. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana (Indianapolis)
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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