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  • Eisenhower Medical Center Among Nation’s Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospitals

    Only Hospital Named in Riverside and San Bernardino Counties

    In November, Eisenhower Medical Center was named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics™.

    The study, now in its 18th year, singled out 50 hospitals that achieved superior clinical outcomes in this critical area of hospital care. For the second consecutive year, Eisenhower is the only hospital in Riverside and San Bernardino counties to earn this prestigious recognition for 2017.

    The Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study measures performance 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 study has been conducted annually since 1999. This is the second time Eisenhower Medical Center has been recognized with this honor.

    For the first time, this year’s study includes trended performance change data across a four-year period (2011-2015) across a range of key quality metrics. This provides information about where cardiovascular hospitals are showing the most improvement and where performance has plateaued or declined.

    As is the case with the Truven Health 100 Top Hospitals® study, the rigorous processes used 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.

    “Being named for the second year among the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals demonstrates Eisenhower Medical Center’s commitment to providing the very best in cardiovascular care,” says G. Aubrey Serfling, President and Chief Executive Officer, Eisenhower Medical Center. “Receiving recognition of this magnitude underscores the hard work and dedication by our physicians, nurses and staff whose tireless efforts continue to elevate the quality of health care Eisenhower offers to our community.”

    For the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study, Truven Health researchers analyzed 2014 and 2015 Medicare Provider Analysis and Review (MEDPAR) data, 2015 Medicare cost reports, and 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Hospital Compare data.

    The study, and subsequent analysis of the positive variances these leading cardiovascular service hospitals show, indicates an opportunity for a broader national impact for cardiovascular patients, should these results be replicated. In fact, if all cardiovascular providers in the United States performed at the level of this year’s winners:

    • Nearly 9,000 additional lives could be saved
    • Nearly 6,000 more bypass and angioplasty patients could be complication-free
    • More than $1.4 billion could be saved

    For more information on this study, visit100tophospitals.com.

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