St. Vincent Electrophysiology
The St. Vincent Heart Center is leading the way in the area of patient quality, safety and excellence in care. For the sixth consecutive year, the St. Vincent Heart Center has been named one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals.
St. Vincent Indianapolis also was included in the study as a Top 50 Teaching Hospital with a cardiovascular residency program. IBM Watson Health recently released its 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals 2018 study, formerly the Truven Health Analytics 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study. Top hospitals are identified using a balanced national scorecard of performance metrics that achieve superior clinical outcomes.
Now in its 19th year, the study uses a balanced national scorecard of hospital performance metrics to identify the 50 highest-performing cardiovascular service lines in the nation. Hospitals included in the list are considered leaders in cardiac care, improving health of patients during hospitalization as well as after discharge.
Additionally, the Heart Center earned a five-star rating – the highest – from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Based on a rating system of 1 and 5 stars, hospitals with 5 stars are considered to have above average quality, and the rating is intended to help patients, their families, and caregivers better compare hospitals.
"We are honored to be among some of the most elite heart hospitals in the nation and receive the highest rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services," said Blake Dye, President. “These designations symbolize the hard work, dedication and passion by our exceptional and talented team of physicians, nurses and staff.”
"This is a remarkable achievement to have Ascension represent 10 percent of the top 50 cardiovascular hospitals in the U.S.," said Edward T. A. Fry, MD, FACC, FSCAI, Chair of Ascension's National Cardiovascular Service Line as well as the Cardiology Division and Cardiovascular Service Line at St. Vincent Indianapolis. "It's a credit to the leadership, physicians and staff of each of these ministries and supports the strong work all are doing within the national cardiovascular service line."
The impact of this study indicates an opportunity to improve cardiovascular care in the United States, if the efforts of the Heart Center and other recognized hospitals are replicated. In fact, if all cardiovascular providers in the U.S. performed at the level of this year's Truven winners, more than 9,000 additional lives and $1.4 billion could be saved.
The Watson Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study is now available.