Memorial Hermann named one of the Nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics
HOUSTON, TEXAS (January12,
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
Memorial Hermann Greater Heights
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.
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
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 100tophospitals.com.
For more information about
Memorial Hermann and its services, go to www.memorialhermann.org or call