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Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento Only NorCal Hospital on Top 50 Cardio List

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Cardiac Services, Children's Services, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento | 0 comments

SACRAMENTO – Truven Health Analytics announced this week that Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento made its list2017-Cardio-Sample-Report-page-001 of 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals in the United States for the fifth consecutive year. Sutter Medical Center was the only Northern California hospital named a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital and the only California hospital in the group of “Top Teaching Hospitals Without Cardiovascular Residency Programs.”

Sutter Heart & Vascular Institute, headquartered at Sutter Medical Center, offers the most comprehensive care for cardiovascular patients in the greater Sacramento region. It saves the lives of hundreds of Northern Californians with its Advanced Heart Therapy Services, including heart transplants, ventricular assist devices, valve replacements such as TAVR, and many other life-saving surgeries and cath lab procedures.

The Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study uses a balanced national scorecard of hospital performance metrics to identify the 50 highest-performing cardiovascular services lines in the nation. When compared with the nationwide data set of hospital performance metrics, the Truven Health 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals spent an average of $6,100 less per bypass surgery than non-winning hospitals and more than $1,200 less per heart failure patient admitted. Winning hospitals also saw fewer complications, had shorter average patient lengths of stay, and significantly higher inpatient survival rates than non-winning hospitals.

“Congratulations to our cardiovascular teams of surgeons, cardiologists, nurses and other staff – from housekeeping to dietary – who care for these patients and whose exceptional efforts contribute to these successes,” said Sutter Medical Center CEO Mike Cohill. “It is hard enough to be honored as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital one year, but to do it five continuous years really shows a lot of dedication to providing the best quality care around.”

The 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals study is available at www.100tophospitals.com. For more on the advanced heart services Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento offers, go to http://www.checksutterfirst.org/heartandvascular/. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is part of the Sutter Health not-for-profit network of hospitals and physicians.

 

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Cardiac Services, Children's Services, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento | 0 comments