Two St. John Providence Health System hospitals, Providence Hospital and St. John Hospital Macomb-Oakland, are ranked as top 50 hospitals in the United States for heart care, according to an independent national study conducted by Thomson Reuters, a healthcare information company.
This is the 10th consecutive year that Providence has been named to the list, making it the only hospital in southeast Michigan to receive this recognition ten years in a row. St. John Macomb-Oakland is ranked for the second consecutive year. Both hospitals were recognized in the category of Teaching Hospitals with Cardiovascular Residency Programs
This year, the study singled out just 50 hospitals rather than the traditional practice of naming 100 winners. The study examined the performance of 1,022 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasties.
The 50 top hospitals' performance surpasses the national average by:
*Better risk-adjusted survival rates (33 percent fewer deaths than non-ranked hospitals).
*Lower complications indices (21 percent lower for heart failure complications).
*Fewer patients readmitted to the hospital in the 30 days following discharge.
*Shorter hospital visits and lower costs. Top hospitals discharge heart patients a half day sooner and spend $1,300 less per case than non-ranked hospitals.
For more information about the St. John Providence Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence visit www.stjohnprovidence.org