Thomson Reuters researchers analyzed 2009 and 2010 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MedPAR) data, Medicare cost reports, and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data. They scored hospitals in key performance areas: risk-adjusted mortality, risk-adjusted complications, core measures (a group of measures that assess process of care), percentage of coronary bypass patients with internal mammary artery use, 30-day mortality rates, 30-day readmission rates, severity-adjusted average length of stay, and wage- and severity-adjusted average cost.
The Thomson Reuters 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals were classified into three comparison groups. (The order of hospitals in the list does not reflect performance ranking.)
Teaching Hospitals With Cardiovascular Residency ProgramsMayo Clinic Hospital – Phoenix, AZThe University of Kansas Hospital – Kansas City, KSLahey Clinic – Burlington, MASaint Vincent Hospital – Worcester, MAPark Nicolett Methodist Hospital – St. Louis Park, MNHackensack University Medical Center – Hackensack, NJ Deborah Heart and Lung Center – Browns Mills, NJNYU Langone Medical Center – New York, NYKettering Medical Center – Kettering, OHDoctors Hospital – Columbus, OHThe Washington Hospital – Washington, PAAllegheny General Hospital – Pittsburgh, PARobert Packer Hospital – Sayre, PABryn Mawr Hospital – Bryn Mawr, PALankenau Hospital – Wynnewood, PA
Teaching Hospitals Without Cardiovascular Residency ProgramsMorton Plant Hospital – Clearwater, FLSt. Luke's Boise Medical Center – Boise, IDSt. John's Hospital – Springfield, ILDecatur Memorial Hospital – Decatur, ILMarquette General Hospital – Marquette, MISt. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, MIMercy Medical Center – Canton, OHAultman Hospital – Canton, OHBethesda North Hospital – Cincinnati, OHSt. Luke's Hospital – Bethlehem, PAUPMC Hamot – Erie, PASt. Joseph Medical Center – Reading, PAMemorial Hermann Hospital System – Houston, TX Baptist St. Anthony's Health System – Amarillo TXCorpus Christi Medical Center – Corpus Christi, TXSt. Mark's Hospital – Salt Lake City, UTSt. Mary's Hospital – Richmond, VAAspirus Wausau Hospital – Wausau, WIGundersen Lutheran – La Crosse, WIMeriter Hospital – Madison, WICommunity HospitalsSt. Francis Medical Center – Lynwood, CAFrench Hospital Medical Center – San Luis Obispo, CAMartin Memorial Medical Center – Stuart, FLProvena Covenant Medical Center – Urbana, ILSt. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana – Indianapolis, INHeart Hospital of Lafayette – Lafayette, LANebraska Heart Institute & Heart Hospital – Lincoln, NEGaston Memorial Hospital – Gastonia, NCThe Chester County Hospital and Health System – West Chester, PADoylestown Hospital – Doylestown, PAMaury Regional Medical Center – Columbia, TNHeart Hospital of Austin – Austin, TXDixie Regional Medical Center – St. George, UTMemorial Regional Medical Center – Mechanicsville, VABellin Hospital – Green Bay, WI About Thomson Reuters Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com. SOURCE Thomson Reuters Healthcare