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Memorial Hermann named one of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics

HOUSTON, TEXAS (January12, 2016)

Four Memorial Hermann hospitals have been collectively named among the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in an annual national study conducted by Truven Health Analytics.TM Truven 50 Top

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, have been named among the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals®five times and the 50 top Cardiovascular Hospitals seven times.

The Truven study, now in its 17th year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes in this critical area of hospital care. Like the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study, the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals survey uses rigorous processes to calculate and measure hospital service lines leverage industry-leading, risk-adjusted methodologies developed and maintained by Truven Health scientists over many years. The 100 Top Hospitals study is widely regarded as the leading program for evaluating leadership impact in a hospital, as well as for evaluating quality indicators and efficiencies.

The Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitalsstudy measures eight 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 study has been conducted annually since 1999.

“The outstanding dedication these four hospitals have shown to patient safety, patient-centered quality care and positive outcomes has become part of the Memorial Hermann Health System culture,” said M. Michael Shabot, M.D., Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer, Memorial Hermann Health System. “Truven is known for establishing the highest benchmarks attainable and recognizing only those who can meet extremely high standards. We are extremely proud of these hospitals in doing so.”  

For the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers analyzed 2013 and 2014 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, 2014 Medicare cost reports, and 2015 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data.

Truven estimates that if all cardiovascular providers in the United States performed at the level of this year's winners, nearly 8,000 additional lives could be saved, nearly 3,500 more heart patients could be complication-free and more than $1.3 billion could be saved in medical costs.

More information on this study and other 100 Top Hospitals research is available at

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