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Health Listed Among 'Top 50' Heart Hospitals
Trinity Health was recently named one of America's "50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals" by Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thompson Reuter Healthcare Inc.), a leading authority on clinical quality. The 2013 winners were announced October 1 in Modern Healthcare magazine. Trinity Health was the only North Dakota hospital to make the list and one of only 15 community hospitals recognized nationwide.
In compiling its Top 50 list, Truven Health examined the performance of more than 1,000 hospitals, analyzing outcomes of patients with heart failure and heart attack, and those who received coronary bypass surgery and percutaneous coronary interventions such as angioplasty.
"This is a tribute not only to Trinity's heart team and our care system but to the community at large," said Trinity Health President and CEO John M. Kutch. "It reflects the excellent outcomes that have characterized Trinity's heart program for years. It also validates our recent initiatives to invest in leading-edge technologies and to put them in the hands of top-notch professionals who are dedicated to making a difference in patients' lives."
In a lengthy abstract summarizing the Top 50 winners, Truven Health highlighted areas of success that separate benchmark hospitals from their peers. Key points include: