Thomson Reuters 50 Top Heart Hospitals
Susquehanna Health’s Williamsport Regional Medical Center was recognized as one of the 2011 Thomson Reuters 50 Top Heart Hospitals in the nation.
This prestigious annual award honors hospitals that have led the way with superior performance in heart care in four main areas: outcomes of care, key medical measures, service-line efficiency and financial performance.
This year, for the first time in the study’s 12 years, Thomas Reuters has limited the list to 50 hospitals instead of 100, to highlight providers that are truly leading the way. The study examined the performance of 1,022 hospitals by analyzing outcomes for patients with heart failure and heart attacks and for those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasties.
“We’ve chosen a more elite group of winners this year. These hospitals have raised the bar significantly,” said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president for performance improvement and 100 Top Hospitals® program at Thomson Reuters. “They deliver higher survival rates, shorter hospital stays, fewer readmissions, and lower costs — which adds up to enormous value for the communities they serve. As a result, everyone benefits: patients, families, employers, insurers and the hospital itself.”
“To be listed as one of the top 50 heart (cardiovascular) hospitals in the nation along with some of the best academic teaching institutions in the country such as the Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic is a noteworthy achievement. Above all, it demonstrates that the Heart & Vascular Institute at Williamsport Regional Medical Center is giving our patients a better chance to survive and return to a healthy lifestyle,” says Steven P. Johnson, Susquehanna Health President & CEO.
For more information on the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospitals® program, including the Heart (Cardiovascular) study, visit www.100tophospitals.com.